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Image for Libertytown Hot, Humid, and Worn Out - Libertytown MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesLibertytown Hot, Humid, and Worn Out - Libertytown MD

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On June 29, 1863, the Army of the Potomac's II Corps, commanded by Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, broke camp south of Frederick near the Monocacy River, marched into Frederick, and turned eastward on the road to Liberty (Libertytown).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMount Airy-Under the Barrels - Mount Airy, MD

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During the Civil War, Co. K, 14th New Jersey Infantry, guarded the railroad and National Road at Mount Airy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAquia Creek Landing

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Aquia Landing was the site of one of the war’s earliest military engagements and became a major supply base for the Union army in three separate campaigns.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/31/2009

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSlaughter Pen Farm - Fredericksburg, VA

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The area is known as the "Slaughter Pen Farm" because the soldiers advanced with little or no cover against strongly positioned Confederates on high ground (Prospect Hill) and sustained heavy casualties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/25/2011

last visited: 5/23/2011

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White Oak Church ~ "Seems to have belonged to some former age"

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/15/2009

last visited: 1/24/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMassaponax Church

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Union Gen. Grant and his staff held a conference in Massaponax Church after leaving the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/3/2012

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesLincoln Memorial - Washington, DC

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The Lincoln Memorial on the Mall honors President Abraham Lincoln.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: 6/20/2017

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBrookeville Prisoners Paroled - Brookeville MD

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On June 28, 1863, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart left Rockville with three cavalry brigades, 125 captured Union supply wagons, and more than 400 military and civilian prisoners, arriving in Brookeville that night.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAlexandria National Cemetery - Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria National Cemetery is on the the first National Cemeteries that was started by the Federal Government.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: 6/30/2016

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of McDowell McDowell Battlefield Trail - McDowell VA

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“God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday...” Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to his wife Anna.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of McDowell-Confederates Hold the High Ground - McDowell VA

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Beyond the ridge you are facing is Sitlington’s Hill. On the afternoon of May 8, 1862, Gen. Edward “Allegheny” Johnson directed two brigades of Confederate infantry to take position on the hill facing the Federals across Bull Pasture Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: never

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Some of the old homes Gen. Grant and the Union army passed in 1864 as they moved south to Guinea Station, are still standing.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/3/2012

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSmithsonian Museum of American History - Washington, D.C

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This is one of many museums along the Washington National Mall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 3/21/2016

last visited: 3/21/2016

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesVillage of McDowell-Battle of McDowell - McDowell VA

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Union troops camped in the fields south of here between April 17, 1862, and the Battle of McDowell on May 8. They deployed artillery, including “two twelve pounders [that] were planted on the plateau in the read of [the church].

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesLincoln Cottage - Washington DC

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President Lincoln's Cottage was where Abraham Lincoln escaped the heat and bustle of Washington, D.C., from June to November of the Civil War years 1862 through 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 4/15/2009

last visited: 7/13/2013

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesUlysses S. Grant Memorial - Washington, DC

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The Grant Memorial sits at the feet of the Capitol building. It honors President Grant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: 10/12/2013

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTown of Monterey-Headquarters Town - Monterey VA

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Monterey was headquarters for Confederates during much of the 1861 Mountain Campaign and headquarters for Federals prior to the fighting at McDowell.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/20/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMiddleburg Meade's Pipe Creek Plan - Keymar MD

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On June 29, 1863, Union Gen. George G. Meade ordered the Army of the Potomac to Pipe Creek to counter any move toward Washington or Baltimore by Gen. Robert E Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and to engage it in battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesUnion Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey - Union Bridge, MD

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Union Gen. John E. Reynolds was killed at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 while directing his command along the Chambersburg Turnpike in the early fighting. His body was carried to a house in town

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGettysburg Campaign Invasion & Retreat - Cooksville 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: 4/6/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

Image for Cooksville Saving the Guns - Cooksville, MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCooksville Saving the Guns - Cooksville, MD

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When Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led his cavalry division north across the Potomac River into Maryland in June 1863, about 400 Federals and civilians were captured and then paroled in Brookeville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGuinea Station - Woodford, Virginia

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It was at the Chandler Farm at Guinea Station that Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson died on May 10, 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/27/2010

last visited: 4/13/2004

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Windsor Village by Moonlight - New Windsor, MD

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That night, the exhausted men and horses, wrote a New York cavalryman, passed through “a small but beautiful village New Windsor. It was about 10 o’clock when we arrived there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/8/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

Image for Taneytown Meade’s Pipe Creek Plan - Taneytown MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTaneytown Meade’s Pipe Creek Plan - Taneytown MD

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On June 29, 1863, Union Gen. George G. Meade ordered the Army of the Potomac to Pipe Creek to counter any move toward Washington or Baltimore by Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and to engage the Confederates in battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSykesville-Capturing Joe Hooker - Sykesville, MD

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Before dawn on June 29, several former area residents guided Stuart’s column north from Cooksville. At Old Frederick Road (present-day State Rte. 99) the force divided, and elements ranged east to Sykesville and Marriottsville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 3/15/2020

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