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Talk: The Civil War Camps at Muddy Branch and the Outpost Camp and Blockhouse at Blockhouse Point

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg MD

Nov 18, 2014

Talk: The Civil War Camps at Muddy Branch and the Outpost Camp and Blockhouse at Blockhouse Point

Between 1861 and 1865, some 29 Union regiments from 13 states stationed at Muddy Branch guarded the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Potomac River crossings in the general area between Seneca and Pennyfield Locks. To serve as early warning stations on bluffs overlooking the Potomac, Union troops built a series of blockhouses. Archaeological work is continuing on the only blockhouse now located on county park land at Blockhouse Point. This PowerPoint presentation covers both the Civil War

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