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The serenity of the Maryland countryside was shattered on September 4-6, 1862, as 35,000 Confederate soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia waded across the Potomac River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 6/14/2015

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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: 4/6/2020

last visited: 6/14/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFountain Rock "Crows… will have to carry their provender with them" - Shepherdstown WV

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In 1864, the conduct of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, the “Breadbasket of the Confederacy” and an avenue of invasion, underwent significant change.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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VA Civil War Discovery Trail

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/14/2009

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesA.P. Hill’s March “Not a moment too soon” - Bakerton WV

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About two o’clock in the afternoon of September 17, 1862, Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill’s 3,000-man division began crossing the Potomac River at Boteler’s Ford

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBrentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

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Although Brentsville, VA never saw any direct battle action, it suffered devastating damage from both the Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/7/2012

last visited: never

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Gen. Joseph Hooker’s 75,000-man, seven-corps Army of the Potomac crossed the Potomac River here, June 25-27, 1863, on the way to Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 4/15/2012

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Another stop on the Maryland Campaigns Civil War Trail, this one describing the role of Shepherdstown as a hospital town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/29/2016

last visited: 4/16/2017

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This house served as headquarters of General "Stonewall" Jackson during the early park of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign during the US Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/2/2012

last visited: never

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This is Hickory Grove, the home of Adam and Mary Stump and their son Capt. George W. Stump, who led a company of the 18th Virginia Cavalry during the war.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Confederate Gen. John McCausland's cavalry brigade was camped in the fields in front of you on this side of the South Branch of the Potomac River

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2020

last visited: never

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The Rev. William V. Wilson, the minister, was an outspoken Confederate sympathizer as was his congregation, which was composed of Moorefield's prominent, wealthy residents. Many sons of the older congregants served in the county militia and in regular Confederate army units.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 3/11/2020

last visited: never

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This house was constructed about 1853 for Samuel A. McMechen, merchant, father of five daughters and deacon of Moorefield Presbyterian Church up the street on your right.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesEngagement at Romney-Lew Wallace Storms the Bridge - Romney WV

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On the night of June 12, 1861, Col. Lewis Wallace led his 11th Indiana (Zouaves) Regiment from Cumberland, Maryland, by train across the Potomac River and into present-day West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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The Confederate cavalry brigade of Gen. Bradley T. Johnson bivouacked in the fields to your left on August 7, 1864. Willow Wall (built ca. 1830), visible to your left down the road, was Johnson’s headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2020

last visited: never

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Union troops crossed the Rapidan River at Germanna in pursuit of the Confederate army.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/8/2011

last visited: 3/30/2012

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In mid-June 1863, with rumors of a pending reinvasion of Maryland by Confederate forces, most Baltimore and Ohio trains stopped running past here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2020

last visited: never

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The rail line immediately before you served as an important means of supply and communication during the Civil War (the station, and tracks to Washington, D.C., on the southern or right side of the station were built later).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGrove Farm at Antietam Battlefield - Sharpsburg MD

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President Lincoln visited Gen. George McClellan at Antietam Battlefield two weeks after the September 17, 1862, battle. The posted coordinates will take you to the historical marker for Grove Farm where they met.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/27/2009

last visited: 7/6/2009

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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: 4/12/2020

last visited: never

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2020

last visited: 1/2/2021

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Antietam Station, once known as Sharpsburg Station, was where many of the veterans and families came to town to visit the Cemetery and commemorate the 1862 Battle of Antietam.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/27/2009

last visited: 7/6/2009

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A information plaque on the raid of Herndon's train station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/15/2009

last visited: 2/7/2011

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Civil War site located in front of the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/3/2020

last visited: never

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Gen. Meade's Federal troops and Gen. Lee's Confederate army clashed at Mine Run in Orange County, Virginia in the winter of 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/28/2011

last visited: never

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