Crossing the Potomac
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —A wing of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Gen. James Longstreet, as well as part of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry, crossed into Maryland just south of here on September 5-6, 1862. Other parts of the 40,000-man force, supported by 246 cannons, crossed elsewhere.
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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||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286750 N 4341275|
|Decimal Degrees||39.19458333, -77.46931667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 11.675', W 77° 28.159'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 11' 40.50" N, 77° 28' 9.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Dickerson MD 20842, US|
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