Just Before the Battle
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —Eight thousand Confederates under Gen. Lafayette McLaws marched by this church on September 10-11, 1862, heading south to Harper's Ferry. Since no Federals were in the area, McLaws expected no encounters with the enemy. Unknown to him, however, Union Gen. George B. McClellan had obtained a copy of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Special Order 191 containing the Confederate plans; soon the rear of McLaw's column was in danger.
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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||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280953 N 4368943|
|Decimal Degrees||39.44221667, -77.54540000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 26.533', W 77° 32.724'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 26' 31.98" N, 77° 32' 43.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 42-118 MD-17, Middletown MD 21769, US|
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