Road to GettysburgPresident Abraham Lincoln replaced Army of the Potomac commander Gen. Joseph Hooker with Gen. George G. Meade on June 28, 1863, as the army pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Meade placed Gen. John F. Reynolds, I Corps commander, in charge of the Federal army's left wing, which consisted of I, III, and XI Corps. The next day, I Corps marched to Frederick from Middletown and camped in the western suburbs, but by dawn on June 30, had departed for Emmitsburg, where it bivouacked on the heights north of town. Confederates had been reported at Fairfield, and Reynolds was taking no chances.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 301653 N 4397958|
|Decimal Degrees||39.70845000, -77.31373333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 42.507', W 77° 18.824'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 42' 30.42" N, 77° 18' 49.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6802 US-15, Emmitsburg MD 21727, US|
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