— Gettysburg Campaign —Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart faced a difficult assignment: to locate the Union cavalry and prevent it from severing Gen. Robert E. Lee's avenue of retreat to Williamsport and the Potomac River after the Battle of Gettysburg. The result was the biggest and most sustained cavalry battle in Maryland during the campaign. The Battle of Boonsboro occurred here along the National Road on Wednesday, July 8, 1863.
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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 26th, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 271034 N 4378585|
|Decimal Degrees||39.52641667, -77.66386667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 31.585', W 77° 39.832'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 31' 35.10" N, 77° 39' 49.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7648 Old National Pike, Boonsboro MD 21713, US|
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