A Civil War Crossing and a Desperate EscapeDuring the Civil War, White's Ford on the Potomac River was employed by Confederate troops on three separate occasions. Lee's troops crossed here in their invasion of Maryland, September 4-7, 1862. General Jubal A. Early's II Corps, after an abortive attack on Washington's defenses, returned to Virginia using this ford on July 14, 1864.
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|Placed By||Chesapeak and Ohio Canal National Historical Park - U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286384 N 4340577|
|Decimal Degrees||39.18821667, -77.47333333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 11.293', W 77° 28.4'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 11' 17.58" N, 77° 28' 24.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Dickerson MD 20842, US|
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