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Brady's Crossing (Cresaptown) - Cresaptown, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 39° 35.806 W 078° 49.512
17S E 686735 N 4385263
Quick Description: The Brady's Crossing CWDT Marker is located on Darrows Lane in the village of Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2014 7:12:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMKPKD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
In the early morning darkness on February 21, 1865, Lt. Jesse McNeill and his 66 Partisan Rangers (Confederate guerrillas) descended Knobly Mountain and stopped briefly at the residence of Felix R. Seymour, a Southern sympathizer. They then forded the icy waters of the North Branch of the Potomac River and drew a halt at Samuel D. Brady’s house just north of here. Brady was a wealthy farmer, a large landowner, and, like Seymour, a Confederate supporter. His son, John, who had just arrived from Cumberland, reported to McNeill on Federal troop dispositions in the vicinity. George Staunton, a Southern sympathizer who worked as a watchman for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Brady’s Station, described the positions of Union cavalry in the area. After hearing the reports, McNeill decided to proceed to Cumberland on his railroad raid by way of the heavily guarded New Creek Road. In the town, McNeill captured Union Gen. George Crook as well as Gen. Benjamin F. Kelley, who commanded the troops protecting the vital railroad. The episode created an uproar, and the Federals soon arranged a special exchange of prisoners for the two generals.
Type of site: Other

Darrows Lane
Cresaptown, MD USA

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
Take Exit 42 off of I-68 Proceed south for about four miles to Cresaptown and make a Left at the Post Office on Darrows Lane to the Park on the Left. Marker is in front of the Tennis Courts.

Phone Number: Not listed

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