Mount Airy

Mount Airy (HM82N)

Location: Mt Airy, MD 21771 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 22.301', W 77° 9.585'

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Under the Barrels

— Gettysburg Campaign —

In 1839, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad extended its line through Mount Airy Cut, and a village soon developed here. During the Civil War, Co. K, 14th New Jersey Infantry, guarded the railroad and National Road at Mount Airy. Pine Grove Chapel, built in 1846 and first called Ridge Presbyterian Church, served as a barracks.

When an old slave named Abaigail carried liquor from the Ridgeville hotel to sell to the soldiers, Capt. Jacob J. Janeway, the company commander, decided to make an example of her and the first soldier he caught buying liquor. He ordered the heads broken out of two barrels and the barrels placed over the heads of the two culprits, who were then marched up and down the track at the point of a bayonet, much to the amusement of the other soldiers and the passengers on a passing train.

On June 29, 1863, elements of Union Gen. David McM. Gregg's cavalry division rode through Mount Airy in pursuit of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry, which was thought to threaten Baltimore and Washington as it rode east of the Union army unchecked. On the same day, Gen. John Sedgwick's VI Corps marched by here in the direction of Westminster to form the right flank of the Pipe Creek Line at Manchester.
HM NumberHM82N
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313957 N 4360248
Decimal Degrees39.37168333, -77.15975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.301', W 77° 9.585'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 18.06" N, 77° 9' 35.10" W
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Area Code(s)301, 443, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 805 S Main St, Mt Airy MD 21771, US
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