Destined for Antietam

Destined for Antietam (HM4WL)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.25', W 77° 46.75'

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Text of the marker is arranged to illustrate the movements of the Confederate Army during the Antietam Campaign of 1862:

September 10, 1862 from Frederick, Maryland
Confederate commander Lee sends part of his army to capture Harpers Ferry, while he waits in Maryland to advance on Pennsylvania.

Jackson
September 13
Maryland Heights, MD

Confederates force Union soldiers off Maryland Heights.

September 13
Jackson arrives here on Schoolhouse Ridge, surrounding the Union garrison.

September 14
Jackson's forces bombard Harpers Ferry and outflank the Federals on Bolivar Heights.

September 15Union garrison surrenders, and Jackson advances on Sharpsburg to help Lee, leaving General A.P. Hill behind to deal with the captured prisoners and spoils of war.

Lee
September 14
South Mountain, MD

Lee's troops clash with the Union army and delay its counter attack.

September 15
Sharpsburg, MD

Lee withdraws toward Sharpsburg, north of Showman's Knoll. He awaits news from Jackson at Harpers Ferry.

Antietam
September 17, 1862
Union and Confederate soldiers fight in the bloodiest day of the Civil War. Lee's invasion ends, President Lincoln issues the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
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HM NumberHM4WL
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Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:35am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 260418 N 4356064
Decimal Degrees39.32083333, -77.77916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.25', W 77° 46.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 15.00" N, 77° 46' 45.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26 Jenny Lind Dr, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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