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Snow's Battery - Port Deposit, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 39° 36.243 W 076° 06.877
18S E 404308 N 4384405
Quick Description: An historical marker and an information tablet on Main Street in Port Deposit describes the formation and role of the Union's Battery B of the 1st Maryland Light Artillery, known as Snow's Battery, during the Civil War.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2014 3:57:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMM2J7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

On the west side of MD 276 just south of the intersection of Main Street and Center Street in Port Deposit an historical marker has been erected that describes Snow's Battery. During the Civil War 32 men were lost. Five enlisted men were killed as a result of action and 27 enlisted men died of disease.

The marker is inscribed:

{Seal of the State of Maryland}

On August 30, 1861 Battery B of the
Union Army under the command of Capt.
Alonzo Snow was organized at Port
Deposit, composed mainly of men from
this town and vicinity. The Battery
rendered important service to the
Federal forces in the Civil War.
Notably artillery support in two
bloody battles of 1862, Malvern Hill
on the James River in Virginia and
Antietam near Sharpsburg in Maryland.

VFW Post 8185
Cecil County Historical Trust
Port Deposit Heritage Corporation.

The information tablet gives the Civil War history of Battery B, 1st Maryland Light Artillery known as Snow's Battery.

Type of site: Other Military Site

Main Street - MD Route 267
Port Deposit, MD United States

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
Main Street runs north-south through Port Deposit. MD

Phone Number: Not listed

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