Custer Captures the Town
— Gettysburg Campaign —Six days had passed since the Federals had failed in their first attempt to seize Hagerstown as they pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate army retreating to Virginia after the Battle of Gettysburg. On Sunday morning, July 12, 1863, a decisive event occurred - the Union army determined to secure its northern flank. The mission to capture Hagerstown was assigned to Gen. George Armstrong Custer and his Michigan cavalry brigade.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 266614 N 4391642|
|Decimal Degrees||39.64275000, -77.71983333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 38.565', W 77° 43.19'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 38' 33.90" N, 77° 43' 11.40" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||240, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 45-99 MD-65, Hagerstown MD 21740, US|
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