Should We Attack?Gen. George G. Meade gathered his generals near here at his "Antietam Bridge" headquarters on the evening of July 12, 1863, to decide whether to assault the Confederate defenses near Williamsport protecting Gen. Robert E. Lee's escape routes to the Potomac River. President Abraham Lincoln applied pressure: "If General Meade can complete his work, so gloriously prosecuted thus far, by the literal or substantial destruction of Lee's army, the rebellion will be over."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:53pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 267080 N 4380045|
|Decimal Degrees||39.53850000, -77.71033333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 32.31', W 77° 42.62'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 32' 18.60" N, 77° 42' 37.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18862-18898 MD-68, Boonsboro MD 21713, US|
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