Edward's Ferry

Edward's Ferry (HM2Q)

Location: Poolesville, MD 20837 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.282', W 77° 28.293'

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A major crossing of the Potomac River guarded by Union troops throughout the Civil War. In Oct. 1861 a Union unit crossed during the Battle of Ball's Bluff, but did not participate.

From Dec. 1861 to March 1862 the base of balloon operations of Thaddeus Lowe was located here.

In June 1863 the Union Army crossed here over twin pontoon bridges on the way to Gettysburg. Rebel raiders crossed here in Aug. 1863, July 1864, and Feb. 1865, damaging the canal and Union equipment.
HM NumberHM2Q
Placed ByThe Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286286 N 4331303
Decimal Degrees39.10470000, -77.47155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.282', W 77° 28.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 16.92" N, 77° 28' 17.58" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205-299 River Rd, Poolesville MD 20837, US
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