McNeill's Raid to Steal GeneralsIn the predawn darkness of February 21, 1865, Confederate Lt. Jesse McNeill and his Partisan Rangers approached Cumberland from the west on this road. Unlike most guerrilla raiders, who targeted the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, McNeill had other targets in mind: Union Gens. Benjamin F. Kelley, who commanded the troops guarding the railroad, and George Crook. Jesse McNeill had taken command of the Rangers after his father John H. McNeill, was mortally wounded. The younger McNeill held a grudge against Kelley because of his relentless campaign against the Rangers and intended to settle the score with this raid.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 689359 N 4390223|
|Decimal Degrees||39.64085000, -78.79325000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 38.451', W 78° 47.595'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 38' 27.06" N, 78° 47' 35.7" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
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