Boteler's Ford Tablet B. F. 1

Boteler's Ford Tablet B. F. 1 (HMLX)

Location: Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 25.668', W 77° 46.728'

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This crossing of the Potomac was known as Boteler's, Blackford's or the Shepherdstown Ford. By it five Divisions of the Army of Northern Virginia, coming from Harpers Ferry, crossed into Maryland, September 16 and 17, 1862, and marched to the field of A.ntietam. Jackson's and Ewell's Divisions crossed the Ford on the morning of the 16th; McLaws' and R. H. Anderson's Divisions before sunrise on the 17th, and A. P. Hill's Division about noon of the same day. During the night of the 18th, and early morning of the 19th, the entire army recrossed from Maryland covered by Artillery in position on the Virginia bluffs overlooking the river.
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HM NumberHMLX
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker NumberB.F. 1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:53am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 260816 N 4367937
Decimal Degrees39.42780000, -77.77880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.668', W 77° 46.728'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 40.08" N, 77° 46' 43.68" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4389 River Road, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US
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