— Gettysburg Campaign —On the last day of June 1863, Emmitsburg became a Union army supply base. Union Gen. John F. Reynolds, commanding the left wing of the Army of the Potomac (I, III, and XI Corps), arrived as I Corps came into Emmitsburg to obtain needed supplies, camp, and muster to receive pay before marching five miles north across the Mason-Dixon line to Marsh Creek. On July 1, Reynolds traveled the Emmitsburg Road toward Gettysburg. Early on that first day of battle, a sharpshooter killed him.
|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||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 300450 N 4396928|
|Decimal Degrees||39.69890000, -77.32743333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 41.934', W 77° 19.646'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 41' 56.04" N, 77° 19' 38.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 333 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg MD 21727, US|
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