A Short Night's RestLate in June 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it invaded the North for the second time in as many years. On Sunday, June 28, Union Gen. Oliver O. Howard's XI Corps broke camp in the Middletown Valley, crossed the Catoctin Mountain, and bivouacked late in the day at Worman's Mill, two miles beyond Frederick at the junction of the Emmitsburg Turnpike. The men got a short night's rest, and they began marching north in the rain at 4 a.m. the next morning. The corps marched on the Old Frederick Road, paralleling the route of I Corps a mile west and that of the III and XII Corps and commanding Gen. George G. Meade to the east. Residents of the village of Graceham stood along the Old Frederick Road and greeted the marching men in blue at the road junction just north of here. Eighteen miles after breaking camp, the corps bivouacked in Emmitsburg.
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 298082 N 4386917|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60821667, -77.35198333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.493', W 77° 21.119'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 29.58" N, 77° 21' 7.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13548-13598 Old Frederick Rd, Rocky Ridge MD 21778, US|
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