Strategic CenterIn 1860, Cumberland was a small town of 7,302 residents, most of whom lived in the valley of Will's Creek. The town was an important stop on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. When the Civil War began in 1861, some residents supported the United States and others the Confederacy. Outright dissension ceased when Union forces garrisoned the town in June.
|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 5th, 2014 at 5:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 691625 N 4391427|
|Decimal Degrees||39.65118333, -78.76651667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 39.071', W 78° 45.991'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 39' 4.26" N, 78° 45' 59.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-20 Prospect Square, Cumberland MD 21502, US|
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