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Mark sites along the Civil War Discovery Trail as identified by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
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Image for C & O Canal Aqueduct-Stonewall Changes Course - Williamsport, MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesC & O Canal Aqueduct-Stonewall Changes Course - Williamsport, MD

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On September 10, 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and a detachment of 15,000 men, about two-thirds of the Army of Northern Virginia, to capture the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBarnesville “Before night our town changed hands five times!” - Barnesville MD

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On the evening of September 5, 1862, Gen. Wade Hampton’s and Gen. Fitzhugh Lee’s Confederate cavalry brigades bivouacked around Barnesville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/22/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/22/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesVital Crossroads-Clear Springs in the Civil War - Clear Spring MD

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This was a lively Unionist community on the important National Road during the war.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/12/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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Civil War Discovery marker at Devil's Backbone County Park near Boonsboro, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2014

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSugarloaf Mountain A Signalman’s Lot - Stronghold MD

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You are at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain, where on September 5-6, 1862, Union observers watched the Army of Northern Virginia cross the Potomac River to invade Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/22/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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On June 25-27, 1863, the Federal Army of the Potomac used two temporary pontoon bridges to cross the Potomac River from Virginia back into Maryland at Edwards Ferry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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The two markers at this location within Boonsboro describe the travels of two of Lee's campaigns-the Antietam Campaign and the Gettysburg Campaign.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: 7/16/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle at South Mountain-A Natural Barrier - Middletown, MD

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The Battle of South Mountain erupted on September 14, 1862, when elements of the Union army tried to drive the Confederate rear guard from Crampton’s, Fox’s, and Turner’s Gaps.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

Image for 19th Century Backpacker -The Civil War Soldier -  Middletown, MDview gallery

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An unnamed citizen of Frederick City said the following of the Confederates he had beheld marching through his hometown: “I have never seen a mass of such filthy strong-smelling men.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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Civil War Trails and other markers located at and near the South Mountain Inn dot the hillside in this Civil War town. Also home to the Washington Monument...the original one.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 12/8/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWashington Monument State Park - Boonsboro, MD

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On the Appalachian Trail, deep in the woods of South Mountain lies the first memorial dedicated to George Washington in the United States and an important Maryland Civil War Trails historic site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 5/29/2021

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Col. George A. Porterfield moved his newly recruited Confederates from Grafton on May 28, 1861, after receiving word of a Federal advance on the B&O Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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The Maryland Civil War program has identified this structure as an official Trails site, marking it with interpretives, and making it as the second site on the Trails tour of this town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/19/2011

last visited: 7/15/2011

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGettysburg Campaign Invasion & Retreat - Clear Spring MD

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After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/12/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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On June 2, 1861, Federal troops advanced on Philippi from the Baltimore & Ohio rail hub at Grafton in two columns of about 1500 men each.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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You are standing where Union guns opened up on Philippi on June 3, 1861, in the first land battle of the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCarmel Church ~ Gathering for North Anna

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With Robert E. Lee on the south side and Winfield Hancock on the north side, the North Anna River's Chesterfield bridge was a natural meeting point.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBuckeystown Park-Soldiers’ Shortcake - Buckeystown MD

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On the south end of this park, the road from Urbana to Buckeystown crossed the Monocacy River over a stone bridge. Some of the Confederate troops camped here on September 6, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

Image for Gettysburg Campaign Invasion & Retreat - Clear Spring MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGettysburg Campaign Invasion & Retreat - Clear Spring MD

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After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

Image for Mt. Ephraim Crossroads Sharpshooters Hold the Line - Dickerson, MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMt. Ephraim Crossroads Sharpshooters Hold the Line - Dickerson, MD

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You are looking at Sugarloaf Mountain, where the running cavalry fight that began in the late afternoon on September 9, 1862, in Barnesville came to a halt.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/27/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

Image for 1862 Antietam Campaign Lee Invades Maryland - Dickerson MDview gallery

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Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesShielding the Army Where are the Confederates? - Williamsport MD

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The mountains provided Gen. Robert E. Lee with cover. As his army of 75,000 men and 272 pieces of artillery rumbled north through Washington County, the U.S. Army commander did not know his whereabouts because South Mountain, to the east, shielded the Confederates from observation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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The Confederate presence at Funkstown threatened any Union advance against Gen. Robert E. Lee’s position near Williamsport and the Potomac River as he retreated to Virginia

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/27/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

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