"... a bad night of it..."
— Gettysburg Campaign —The advance of Union Gen. John F. Reynolds' I Corps began slogging through Barnesville on the morning of Friday, June 26, 1863, having crossed the Potomac River the afternoon before and camped west of town. Continuous heavy rain made marching muddy and camping soggy, but recently mowed straw from a nearby farm provided dry bedding for some. A Pennsylvania officer wrote, "The troops had a bad night of it—the more dismal from their inability to cook supper, and the incessant braying of some hundreds of mules belonging to the wagon trains which were parked nearby."
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|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||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 294462 N 4344017|
|Decimal Degrees||39.22113333, -77.38093333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 13.268', W 77° 22.856'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 13' 16.08" N, 77° 22' 51.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18232-18298 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville MD 20838, US|
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