Union Left Flank
— Gettysburg Campaign —Late 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. The Federal left flank under Gen. John F. Reynolds occupied the Middletown Valley, June 25-27, holding South Mountain passes against a possible Confederate advance. In Burkittsville, III Corps guarded Crampton's Gap, I and XI Corps defended Fox's and Turner's Gaps respectively. On Saturday night, June 27, valley farmers and villagers brought pies, cakes, and milk to the camps. The next morning, while church bells rang in Burkittsville, Jefferson, and Middletown, Reynolds and his men marched away to Frederick to take the roads that led to Gettysburg.
|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||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280736 N 4369129|
|Decimal Degrees||39.44383333, -77.54798333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 26.63', W 77° 32.879'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 26' 37.80" N, 77° 32' 52.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 US-40 ALT, Middletown MD 21769, US|
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