Lee Invades MarylandFresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 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's force to capture the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry. After the Federals pushed the remaining Confederates out of the South Mountain gaps, Lee awaited Jackson's return near Sharpsburg and Antietam Creek.
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|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 258511 N 4368349|
|Decimal Degrees||39.43086667, -77.80570000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 25.852', W 77° 48.342'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 25' 51.12" N, 77° 48' 20.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 WV-230, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US|
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