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 Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:46am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 264239 N 4371543|
|Decimal Degrees||39.46120000, -77.74035000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 27.672', W 77° 44.421'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 27' 40.32" N, 77° 44' 25.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18138-18152 MD-34, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US|
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