New Market

New Market (HM2E9U)

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An Electrifying Sight

—Gettysburg Campaign —

Late in June 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it invaded the North less than a year after the Antietam Campaign. On Monday, June 29, the Federal corps marched north toward Pennsylvania on parallel roads like the fingers of a glove, after being ordered to stay between Lee and the large Northern cities.

Gen. John Sedgwicks VI Corps, which guarded the army's right flank, moved by here to Mount Airy and Westminster, reaching Manchester on June 30. The next day, the corps began an epic 34-mile march to Gettysburg and arrived late in the afternoon of July 2.

A soldier in the 37th Massachusetts Infantry, VI Corps, later wrote that on entering New Market, "two or three young ladies were discovered standing in front of their home waving small Union flags. It was an electrifying sight, and the enthusiasm had pervaded the troops in advance was emphasized from the strong throats of the Thirty-seventh. There was no question now that they were in the land of friends."
HM NumberHM2E9U
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
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Date Added Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
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