— Gettysburg Campaign —On June 25-27, 1863, the Federal Army of the Potomac used two temporary pontoon bridges to cross the Potomac River from Virginia back into Maryland at Edwards Ferry. On the evening and morning of June 27-28, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led 5,000 cavalrymen in three brigades into Maryland at Rowsers Ford. His men captured and questioned local Chesapeake and Ohio Canal boatmen who provided information that led to the seizure of several vessels, including a barge with 150 U.S. Colored Troops and their white commanders. Stuart's men, however, never went to Edwards Ferry, where stockpiles of supplies that would later be used at Gettysburg were lightly guarded.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:25am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 301505 N 4331083|
|Decimal Degrees||39.10631667, -77.29561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.379', W 77° 17.737'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 22.74" N, 77° 17' 44.22" W|
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|Area Code(s)||240, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14305 MD-28, Darnestown MD 20874, US|
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