July 20, 2024

Honoring Our Confederate Heritage & Virtues

presented by US Patriot Flags

Did you know? Southern Maryland was once a hotbed of spies

This article details the events during the Civil War which pertained to the spy activities in southern Maryland. These spies worked for the Confederate army and even reported to Andrew Stonewall Jackson. They routinely crossed the Potomak river and the more inconspicuous they were, the better. These spies were eventually caught and are now buried next to each other.

Key Takeaways:

  • Southern Maryland — a staunch slaveholding territory whose Confederate sympathies were clearly evident — was placed under military occupation for the duration of the Civil War.
  • Southern Maryland men crossed the Potomac River and fought for the Confederacy under none other than Rebel General Stonewall Jackson.
  • Medical supplies and comforts for Southern sons were ferried across the Potomac under the cover of darkness, often in stormy weather when Union soldiers were more apt to be idle.

“Did you know that Southern Maryland was once a hotbed of spies?”