Gettysburg Campaign (Leitersburg)

Gettysburg Campaign (Leitersburg) (HM2L5)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21742 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.7734', W 77° 36.8877'

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Invasion & Retreat

After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through the Shenandoah Valley and western Maryland as his cavalry, led by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, harassed Union supply lines to the east. Union Gen. Joseph Hooker, replaced on June 28 by Gen. George G. Meade, led the Army of the Potomac from the Washington defenses in pursuit. The Federals collided with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1, starting a battle neither side had intended to fight there. Three days later, the defeated Confederates began retreating through Maryland, retracing their steps to the Potomac River and crossing into Virginia on July 14.

To follow in their footsteps and to discover their stories, stop by any Welcome Center or local Visitor Center to pick up a Gettysburg: Invasion & Retreat Civil War Trail map-guide. Please drive carefully as you enjoy the history and beauty of Maryland Civil War Trails.
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HM NumberHM2L5
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
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Historical PeriodCivil War
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 275863 N 4397335
Decimal Degrees39.69622400, -77.61479500
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.7734', W 77° 36.8877'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 46.4064" N, 77° 36' 53.2620" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21547 Ringgold St, Hagerstown MD 21742, US
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