Lee Invades MarylandFresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginiacrossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862,to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruitsympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George B.McClellan's Army of the Potomac pursued Lee, whohad detached Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson'sforce to capture the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry.After the Federals pushed the remaining Confederatesout of the South Mountain gaps, Lee waited nearSharpsburg and Antietam Creek for Jackson's return.
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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 9:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 276391 N 4378226|
|Decimal Degrees||39.52460000, -77.60148333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 31.476', W 77° 36.089'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 31' 28.56" N, 77° 36' 5.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||304, 301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16 I-70, Myersville MD 21773, US|
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