Lee Invades MarylandFresh from the victory at the Second Battle of ManassasGeneral Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 1-6, 1862,to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George B.McClellan's Army of the Potomac pursued Lee, who had detached Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson'sforce to capture the Union garrison at Harper's Ferry.After the Federals pushed the remaining Confederatesout of the South Mountain gaps, Lee awaited Jack return near Sharpsburg and Antietam Creek.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278122 N 4332644|
|Decimal Degrees||39.11473333, -77.56631667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.884', W 77° 33.979'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 53.04" N, 77° 33' 58.74" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 540, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6-98 Loudoun St SW, Leesburg VA 20175, US|
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