They Did Their Job
— Gettysburg Campaign —(Preface): After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania. Union Gen. George G. Meade, who replaced Gen. Joseph Hooker on June 26, led the Army of the Potomac in pursuit. Their armies collided at Gettysburg on July 1, starting a battle that neither general planned to fight there. Three days later, the defeated Confederates retreated, crossing the Potomac River into Virginia on July 14.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 256759 N 4317815|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97556667, -77.80785000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.534', W 77° 48.471'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 32.04" N, 77° 48' 28.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1461 Atoka Rd, Marshall VA 20115, US|
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