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Maryland's Final Tribute - OU0214

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N 39° 48.975' W 77° 13.945' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Pennsylvania
 Cache Type: Virtual
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 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 03 January 2011
 Date Created: 03 January 2011
 Last Modified: 03 January 2011
 Waypoint: OU0214

 


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Please view the National Park Service website for Gettysburg National Military Park for hours and other regulations and the official map and guide.

Of the Maryland men who joined the military during the Civil War, 77% joined the Union army, while the remainder joined the Confederate Army.

The first bloodshed of the Civil War actually occurred in Baltimore involving Massachusetts troops who were fired on while marching between railroad stations on April 19, 1861.  To help ensure Maryland's inclusion in the Union, President Lincoln suspended several civil liberties, including the writ of habeas corpus, an act deemed illegal by Maryland native Chief Justice Roger Taney. Lincoln ordered U.S. troops to place artillery on Federal Hill to threaten the city of Baltimore, and helped ensure the election of a new pro-union governor and legislature. Lincoln went so far as to jail certain pro-South members of the state legislature at Fort McHenry, including the Mayor of Baltimore, George William Brown. The grandson of Francis Scott Key was included in those jailed. The constitutionality of these actions is still debated.

Maryland's state flag even owes its design to the split loyalties of her citizens during the war.  The black and gold design on the flag is the coat of arms of the Calvert family. The red and white design is the coat of arms of the Crossland family, the family of Calvert's mother, and features a cross bottony. Originally, only the Calvert colors were associated with Maryland. The red and white Crossland coat of arms gained popularity during the Civil War. Those Marylanders who supported the Confederacy, many of whom fought in the Army of Northern Virginia, were reluctant to use the banner that was associated with a state which remained with the Union. They adopted the Crossland banner, which was red and white (seen as "secession colors").

A Final Tribute

This sculpture, entitled "A Final Tribute", represents the reconciliation of Marylanders after the war.

MORE THAN 3,000 MARYLANDERS SERVED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CONFLICT AT THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. THEY COULD BE FOUND IN ALL BRANCHES OF THE ARMY FROM THE RANK OF PRIVATE TO MAJOR GENERAL AND ON ALL PARTS OF THE BATTLEFIELD. BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER WOULD BE THEIR LEGACY, PARTICULARLY ON THE SLOPES OF CULP'S HILL. THIS MEMORIAL SYMBOLIZES THE AFTERMATH OF THAT BATTLE AND THE WAR. BROTHERS AGAIN, MARYLANDERS ALL.

THE STATE OF MARYLAND PROUDLY HONORS ITS SONS WHO FOUGHT AT GETTYSBURG
IN DEFENSE OF THE CAUSES THEY HELD SO DEAR.

PARTICIPATING MARYLAND COMMANDS:

UNION

1ST EASTERN SHORE INFANTRY
1ST POTOMAC HOME BRIGADE INFANTRY
3RD INFANTRY
1ST CAVALRY
CO. A PURNELL LEGION INFANTRY
BATTERY A 1ST ARTILLERY

CONFEDERATE

2ND INFANTRY
1ST CAVALRY
1ST ARTILLERY
2ND ARTILLERY (BALTIMORE LIGHT)
4TH ARTILLERY (CHESAPEAKE)

 




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1 28 May 2016 Mr.Yuck Found it

Excellent (and educational) Memorial. Thanks for making a virt for your home State. I would have done the same, but Mrs.Yuck sort of suffered an injury at Gettysburg. Looooong story. Excellent "you really have to look for it" log password too, you're good at that stuff.
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Memorial with Maggie

1 20 January 2016 WMD9800 Found it

Like this one. Awesome sculpture. 
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1 14 August 2015 the bucket brigade Found it

Quick stop while on family vacation add photo shortly

1 28 June 2015 Rattrak Found it

Second day at Gettysburg and got out first thing in the morning before my daughter awoke. This was the closet cache to our motel and was a nice way to start the day. TFTC

 

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Maryland Rat
Maryland Rat

1 19 January 2015 sorahl Found it

Took a nice tour of Gettysburg and the battlefield today. Thanks for bringing me here.