Strategic Union Encampment
— Gettysburg Campaign —During the Civil War, more soldiers passed through Poolesville than any other Montgomery County town. Union forces occupied this bustling village throughout most of the war, protecting the strategic road network, lines of communication and supplies. Confederate cavalry sporadically raided the Federal cavalry units posted here, and Company B of local resident, Confederate Col. Elijah Veirs White's 35th White's Ferry Cavalry Battalion included Poolesville natives.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 291243 N 4335755|
|Decimal Degrees||39.14598333, -77.41563333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 8.759', W 77° 24.938'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 8' 45.54" N, 77° 24' 56.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19933 Fisher Ave, Poolesville MD 20837, US|
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