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october 21, 2015: boteler's cement mill, by dr. karen gray

Boteler’s Cement Mill, located near Packhorse or Boteler’s Ford, one half mile below Shepherdstown, played an important role in the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown, and in the construction of the Canal and of many Federal buildings in Washington

fosr: the warehouse historic shepherdstown

Shepherd was granted a charter for the town of Mecklenburg in 1762. In 1798, the town’s name was changed to Shepherd’s Town to honor the founder. Just down river was Boteler’s Cement Mill. During the Civil War, it was the site of the Battle of the Cement Mill

battle of shepherdstown - historynet

The Battle of Shepherdstown was the last bloodshed of the 1862 Maryland campaign. The minor disaster convinced McClellan that caution should be the byword when pursuing Lee’s army. His Union forces reoccupied Harpers Ferry but went no farther, and the Federal general seemed content with reports from his signal posts that the Army of Northern Virginia was remaining static

daring beyond precedent: one union officer's bravery at

2 days ago · A Union officer’s heroism at Shepherdstown awed both friend and foe. As the soldiers of the rookie 118th Pennsylvania Infantry waited on the Virginia bank of the Potomac River for orders the morning of September 20, 1862, Captain Francis P. Donaldson spotted Lieutenant Lemuel L. Crocker nearby. The two were from different companies, but Donaldson, a veteran with previous service in the …

shepherdstown man spurs battlefield preservation | west

Apr 07, 2021 · SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Some historians knew it as the Civil War's Battle of Cement Mill, a two-day fight on the heels of the bloody Battle of Antietam in September 1862. Now, because of a …

shepherdstown | american battlefield trust

Battle of Boteler's Ford Town of Shepherdstown, WV | Sep 19 - 20, 1862 On September 19, 1862, two days after the bloodletting at Antietam , elements of Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter's V Corps pushed across the Potomac River at Boteler's Ford and attacked the Confederate rearguard commanded by Brig. Gen. William Pendleton

shepherdstown: last clash of the antietam campaign

The Battle of Shepherdstown is largely over shadowed events at nearby Harper s Ferry and Antietam. Yet this fight was unforgettable by those who participated. At least 162 men were killed or mortally wounded in the engagement 63 Confederates and 99 Federals

progress in protecting theshepherdstownbattlefield

Battle of Antietam, followed by pursuing Union forces. The Battle of Shepherdstown ensued, during which the Union forces were driven back to the Maryland side of the river. The Jefferson County Historic Landmarks . Commission purchased the Cement Mill property in 2011, using funds provided, in part by the Civil War Trust. The National

battle of the cement mill on thec and o canal - west

Battle of the Cement Mill on the C and O Canal Date: 1862 Description: This artist's rendition of the Battle of the Cement Mill, a Civil War conflict, appear in Harper's Weekly magazine in October 1862. The battle took place near Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, W. Va. Subjects: West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields

gc26dzdshepherdstownbattlefield #2 (boteler'smill

Geocache Description: The Battle of Shepherdstown, also known as the Battle of Boteler's Ford, was the final battle of Robert E. Lee's Maryland Campaign, his first invasion of the North. This cache, like Shepherdstown Battlefield #1 is a cache placed simply to highlight an area of Jefferson County that has some interesting Civil War history

history of save the battlefield |shepherdstown

The property contains structures from an 1829 Cement Mill that was the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Jefferson County and is also part of the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown. The structures include the ruins of the mill, six kilns on the bank of the river, a large kiln south of River Road and the remnants of an office building

battleof boteler's ford historical marker

Oct 11, 2020 · On September 20, 1862, following the battle of Antietam, a small Union force under Maj. Charles Lovell engaged Confederates under Gen. A.P. Hill at this Potomac River ford, ending Maryland Campaign of Gen. R.E. Lee. 118th Pennsylvania had heavy losses at Boteler's Ford, though some soldiers took shelter in old cement mill. Also known as the battle of Shepherdstown

battle of shepherdstown-historynet

The Battle of Shepherdstown was the last bloodshed of the 1862 Maryland campaign. The minor disaster convinced McClellan that caution should be the byword when pursuing Lee’s army. His Union forces reoccupied Harpers Ferry but went no farther, and the Federal general seemed content with reports from his signal posts that the Army of Northern Virginia was remaining static

another parcel of the shepherdstown battlefield saved

Oct 08, 2013 · The Cement Mill property was purchased for $375,000 by the JCHLC in 2011 with funds garnered by the SBPA, the CWT, Save Historic Antietam Foundation, Inc. and a final contribution from the office of West Virginia Governor Earl Tomblin. Approximately, 102 acres of the core of the site of the Battle of Shepherdstown have now been saved and preserved

retreat from antietam: thebattleofshepherdstown

Mar 15, 2021 · With 624 casualties—363 Union and 261 Confederate—the Battle of Shepherdstown is one of the largest engagements fought in the modern state of West Virginia (it was still Virginia at the time of the battle in 1862)

preservation of shepherdstown battlefield land celebrated

Nov 29, 2014 · On Sunday afternoon, November 16, a sign was erected and dedicated to commemorate the purchase and preservation of two properties totaling 2.2 acres on the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown. The properties are contiguous to the historic Cement Mill property which was saved and preserved in 2011

wading into history: a shepherdstown battlefield tour

The cement mill, a prominent landmark at the Battle of Shepherdstown, appears in distance. (Library of Congress) When I lived in the area in the 1980s, a friend and I hunted for Civil War relics on bluffs down river from Shepherdstown but found only soda and beer can tabs, bottle caps and other trash

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