The Beginning and the End
— Gettysburg Campaign —On June 15, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North began here as 2,000 of Gen. Albert G. Jenkins's infantrymen splashed across the Potomac River. For the next eleven days, almost 50,000 soldiers under Gens. James Longstreet and A.P. Hill entered Maryland here at Williamsport. Hungry Confederates temporarily occupied the town, and many residents welcomed them with tables in the streets loaded with milk, bread, and meat.
|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, October 27th, 2014 at 4:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 257261 N 4387264|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60075000, -77.82710000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.045', W 77° 49.626'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 2.70" N, 77° 49' 37.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 205 W Potomac St, Williamsport MD 21795, US|
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