History: When Robert E. Lee invaded the North in 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac was ordered to stay between Lee and the large Northern cities (Washington and Baltimore). On June 29, the Federals marched north toward Pennsylvania in 5 bands on parallel roads. Gen. John Sedgwick's VI Corps moved through New Market, while Gen. John F. Reynolds led I Corps up present-day U.S. Route 15; Gen. Oliver O. Howard led XI Corps up Old Frederick Road; Gen. George G. Meade with II and XII Corps moved on what is now Rte. 194; and Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock's II Corps and Meade's V Corps marched along present-day Rte. 26. On July 2nd, they arrived in Gettysburg late in the afternoon
More to Explore: Step back in time in historic New Market to browse antique and specialty shops or dine in one of its cozy and quaint eating establishments. For those interested in lively entertainment or nightlife, downtown Frederick is just a short drive away.
- “Main Street in New Market.” Photo courtesy of Maryland Office of Tourism Development.
- “New Market, Antiques Capital of Maryland.” Photo courtesy of Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.