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Image for Shielding the Army Where are the Confederates? - Williamsport MDview gallery

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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: 8/4/2017

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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: never

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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: 5/21/2020

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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: 5/21/2020

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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: 5/21/2020

Image for Rowser’s Ford-5,000 Confederate Cavalrymen Crossed - Poolesville, MDview gallery

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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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....North and South Reunited For Eternity Some of the Civil War notables buried here in Rose Hill Include:

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/2/2020

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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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: 5/21/2020

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The F.R.R. connected Hagerstown to the Cumberland Valley Railroad (C.V.R.R.) which ran from Chambersburg to Harrisburg. Service began in 1841

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/2/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTreatment of the Wounded - Hagerstown, MD

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The Rochester House stood on this site until its demolition in the mid-1950s. During the Civil War, it was the home of Mrs. Frances Howell Kennedy, widow of Dr. Howard Kennedy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/2/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

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Brevet Brigadier General George Bell, USA 1828 - 1907 George Bell was the son of William Duffield Bell, developer of South Prospect Street and editor of the Hagerstown Torchlight newspaper.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/2/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

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Confederate General John McCausland met with town officials and the directors of the Hagerstown Bank in the court clerk's office to finalize payment of a $20,000 ransom levied in retaliation for Union destruction in the Shenandoah Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/2/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

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Hagerstonians in the Civil War Governor William T. Hamilton, 1820-1888-William T. Hamilton was born in Boonsboro. He attended the Hagerstown Academy and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/2/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

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The Hagerstown Mail offices were located on the second floor of this building during the Civil War

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/27/2020

last visited: never

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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: 3/29/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTreatment of the Wounded - Hagerstown, MD

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Local Physician,Dr. Norman Bruce Scott, attended to Confederate and Federal wounded in the Franklin Hotel, which stood at this site during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

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Combat raged here in the town square and in adjoining city blocks for six hours on Monday, July 6, 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

Image for Second Battle of Hagerstown Custer Captures the Town- Hagerstown, MDview gallery

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Six days had passed since the Federals had failed in their first attempt to seize Hagerstown as they pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate army retreating to Virginia after the Battle of Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

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Markers with information about the First and Second Battles of Hagerstown.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/4/2014

last visited: 2/28/2015

Image for Fighting House to House, Yard to Yard - Hagerstown, MDview gallery

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“Several others who were hidden in houses escaped by donning citizen’s clothing, and Private Anitpas H. Curtis (Company D), while so dressed, had the distinction of saluting General Lee in person.”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMilitary Occupation - Hagerstown, MD

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During the Civil War, the Juniors' firehouse was used by the U.S. Army for various purposes and served as a field hospital to treat the wounded.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: 2/28/2015

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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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Maj. Gen. George Meade received his notice to take over command of the Army of The Potomac near this marker at Prospect Hall. The Battle of Gettysburg was just days away.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/13/2012

last visited: 6/1/2013

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