Cooksville: Saving the Guns

Intersection of Roxbury Mills Road (Maryland Route 97) and Old Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144), Cooksville, MD 21723

Cooksville: Saving the Guns

History: On June 29, 1863, Union troops saved vitally important artillery here amidst a Confederate advance led by J.E.B. Stuart. Captain R.E. Duvall's Company A bivouacked near here, while they were en route with rifles to Relay in Baltimore County. The guns were to be used to defend the Thomas Viaduct on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. At the same time, Confederate General Fitzhugh Lee's brigade marched north toward Hood's Mill.

More to Explore: The town of Cooksville lies adjacent to The Historic National Road, a National Scenic Byway, and offers dining, as well as gift and antique shopping in the area. The historical Roberts Inn is located here as well.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Aerial View Looking Southeast – Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Thomas Viaduct, Spanning Patapsco River, Elkridge, Howard County, MD" Photos courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
  2. "Civil War era three-inch ordnance rifles" Photo courtesy of Nebraska State Historical Society.
  3. “Photograph of General J.E.B. Stuart.” Photo courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.