— Antietam Campaign 1862 —Located at the intersection of the two main roads, mid-19th century Poolesville was Montgomery County's second-largest town. Its residents had decidedly secessionist tendencies and many sons fighting for the South. In the fall of 1862, as the Confederates approached, the town was still recovering from a 15,000-man Union occupation one year before. A large group of inhabitants rushed to White's Ford, about five miles northwest, to welcome the Confederate liberators.
|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||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 291167 N 4335770|
|Decimal Degrees||39.14610000, -77.41651667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 8.766', W 77° 24.991'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 8' 45.96" N, 77° 24' 59.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17705 Fisher Ave, Poolesville MD 20837, US|
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