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Located at the intersection of the two main roads, mid-19th century Poolesville was Montgomery County’s second-largest town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2020

last visited: 5/21/2020

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Union surgeons turned Burkittsville, a quiet rural village of some 200 people, into a hospital complex after the September 14, 1862, Battle of Crampton’s Gap.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: never

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The Battle of South Mountain struck Crampton’s Gap late in the afternoon of September 14, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 8/5/2012

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGeorge Alfred Townsend-A Man and His Mountain - Burkittsville, MD

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None of the structures you see here in Crampton’s Gap existed during the battle on September 14, 1862. George Alfred Townsend constructed all the stone buildings and walls, as well as the Correspondents’ Arch, between 1884 and 1896.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 8/5/2012

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 8/5/2012

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Located along the C & O canal this is a well preserved site for all historians.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/3/2008

last visited: 4/15/2012

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Confederate Gen. D. H. Hill’s division crossed the Potomac at Point of Rocks on September 4, 1862, and marched south to clear Union forces from the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 4/15/2012

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAntietam National Battlefield - Sharpsburg, Maryland

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The Battle at Antietam was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, resulting in more than 23,000 soldiers being killed or wounded.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/26/2008

last visited: 7/21/2017

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On September 9, 1862, the running engagement between Illinois, Indiana, and Virginia cavalry units that began the day before in Poolesville continued in Beallsville when two Federal regiments forced the single regiment of Virginia cavalrymen posted here to flee to Barnesville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/22/2020

last visited: 5/21/2020

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Here at Stumpy’s Hollow on the morning of July 2, 1861, Confederate Lieutenant Colonel J.E.B. Stuart captured a Union infantry company almost single-handedly.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/21/2020

last visited: never

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On the morning of July 2, 1861, Federal troops under General Robert Patterson crossed the Potomac River from Maryland and marched toward Martinsburg. Confederate Colonel Thomas J. Jackson’s command marched from Camp Stephens.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/22/2020

last visited: never

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Dr. Allen C. Hammond constructed this Greek Revival-style house about 1838. During the Civil War, both sides used it periodically for a headquarters or a hospital. The war ruined Hammond, a strong Southern sympathizer.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/22/2020

last visited: never

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Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and 45,000 men set up winter encampment in Orange County, VA after returning from Gettysburg in 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/23/2012

last visited: 3/12/2015

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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: 3/20/2020

last visited: 5/21/2020

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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: 5/21/2020

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On Saturday, September 6, 1862, the Army of Northern Virginia was spread along the entire length of Buckeystown Turnpike all the way to Frederick.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2020

last visited: 5/21/2020

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In December 1862, Union Gen. Benjamin F. Kelley stationed detachments of the 54th Pennsylvania and 1st West Virginia Infantry regiments here to guard and repair the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, a main supply route between the Ohio River and the national capital region.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/14/2020

last visited: never

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On June 24, 1863, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, leaving 3,000 cavalrymen in Rectortown, Virginia, to monitor Federal activity, led three Confederate cavalry brigades to Haymarket.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 3/23/2012

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Trails sign at station. Nurse Clara Barton played a role here as the wounded streamed in after the Second Battle of Manassas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/9/2010

last visited: 4/30/2019

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Virginia Civil War Trails marker on the grounds of St. Mary's Catholic church, Fairfax Station, VA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/9/2010

last visited: never

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The two most well-known generals of the Civil War met in battle for the first time at the Wilderness. It was the beginning of the 1984 Overland Campaign between Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen Ulysses S. Grant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/8/2011

last visited: 4/5/2014

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This section of the cemetery is known as tne soldier cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 79scouts

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/28/2011

last visited: 7/23/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCourt Square & Springhouse Temporary Prison Camp - Harrisonburg VA

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The courthouse occupied the northern portion while the jail, clerk’s office, and springhouse were in the southern section. Plank fences surrounded both yards. These enclosures occasionally were used as holding pens for prisoners during the conflict.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: 7/23/2020

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Harrisonburg is associated with the exploits of McNeill’s Rangers, a famous Confederate partisan unit. In 1862, John Hanson McNeill, a native of Hardy County in present-day West Virginia, recruited men for Co. E, 18th Virginia Cavalry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: 7/23/2020

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Located along 236 in Fairfax, VA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member robert

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/26/2006

last visited: 10/26/2006

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