Lee Invades MarylandFresh from the victory at the Second Battle of ManassasGeneral Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 1-6, 1862,to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George B.McClellan's Army of the Potomac pursued Lee, who had detached Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson'sforce to capture the Union garrison at Harper's Ferry.After the Federals pushed the remaining Confederatesout of the South Mountain gaps, Lee awaited Jack return near Sharpsburg and Antietam Creek.
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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||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 282394 N 4337035|
|Decimal Degrees||39.15533333, -77.51835000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 9.32', W 77° 31.101'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 9' 19.20" N, 77° 31' 6.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 24801 Whites Ferry Rd, Dickerson MD 20842, US|
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