Prowling Confederates and Pretty GirlsIn June 1863, Federal troops marched through Jefferson as the Army of the Potomac pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, a menacing force to the west—but where was it headed? Fearing that Lee would push through the gaps in South Mountain west of Jefferson, Gen. Joseph Hooker sent Union I, III, and XI Corps to the Catoctin Valley to watch them. Many of the men marched through Jefferson June 24-28 on their way to Burkittsville, at the foot of Crampton's Gap, and Middletown, just below Turner's Gap and not far from Fox's Gap.
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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 7th, 2014 at 1:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 281883 N 4359823|
|Decimal Degrees||39.36035000, -77.53163333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 21.621', W 77° 31.898'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 21' 37.26" N, 77° 31' 53.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4629-4635 Lander Rd, Jefferson MD 21755, US|
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