Fort Alice

Herrington Manor Road, Oakland, MD 21550

Fort Alice

History: On April 26, 1863, during the Confederate occupation of Oakland, a detachment of Confederate Captain John H. McNeill's partisan rangers attacked the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge here over the Youghiogheny River. The Confederates disarmed the small garrison at Fort Alice, destroyed the fort, and burned the bridge. Many of the Federal soldiers weren't guarding their post on the morning of the raid, because they were away hunting.

More to Explore: Swallow Falls State Park features beautiful water falls on Muddy Creek and the Youghiogheny River. Swim, camp, fish, stay in a log cabin, or just explore the trails. There is also a local golf course in Oakland for those who want to relax on the green.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Garrett County Railroad Bridge." Photo courtesy of Garrett County Historical Society.
  2. "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, Oakland, MD." Photo courtesy of Garrett County Historical Society.