Invasion & RetreatAfter stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war north to Pennsylvania. After more than three weeks of marching through the Shenandoah Valley and western Maryland, the Army of Northern Virginia reached Adams County and briefly occupied Gettysburg on June 26. Union Gen. George G. Meade led the Army of the Potomac in pursuit and approached this area from the south. As Lee concentrated his scattered forces near Gettysburg, they collided with the Federals on July 1 and started a battle neither side had intended to fight here. Three days later, the defeated Confederates began retreating to Virginia with the Army of the Potomac following. Lee's troops reached the Potomac River and crossed back into Virginia on July 14.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 306864 N 4406707|
|Decimal Degrees||39.78841667, -77.25555000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 47.305', W 77° 15.333'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 47' 18.30" N, 77° 15' 19.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1778-1782 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US|
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