Prettyman House: "Confederates in Rockville"

104 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20850

Prettyman House: “Confederates in Rockville”

History: E. Barrett Prettyman witnessed Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart's forces enter Rockville on June 28, 1863 from his home. Prettyman was a prominent Rockville citizen and an educator. While Stuart's cavalrymen spread out, Stuart stopped at Prettyman house admiring the family's youngest child, Forrest. During his visit, Stuart learned of a large supply-wagon train heading north from Washington on Rockville Pike to the Union forces then concentrating around Frederick. Stuart sent Col. Chambliss to capture and secure the wagons, as Stuart continued onto Rockville's Court House Square.

More to Explore: Treat yourself to a deep tissue massage, facial, or other spa treatment at a spa in Rockville. You can feel pampered in the hands of board-certified professionals and a soothing atmosphere. Also nearby, Rockville's Monument Park includes picnicking areas, softball/baseball fields, basketball courts, and outdoor grills for barbecuing.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Current Photo of the Residence." Courtesy of Historical Marker Database
  2. "Side View of Prettyman House."
  3. "Prettyman House and Company." Courtesy of Peerless Rockville