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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Fresh from the victory at the Second Battle of Manassas General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 1-6, 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: 4/6/2020

last visited: 6/14/2015

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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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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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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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Site of Confederate encampment during the Civil War near Leesburg, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/6/2014

last visited: never

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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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Park encompassing Civil War battlefield and national cemetery north of Leesburg, Virginia

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/16/2013

last visited: 6/10/2017

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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: 5/21/2020

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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: 5/21/2020

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On September 9, he promulgated his campaign strategy - to divide his army, send Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to attack Harpers Ferry, and send Gen. James Longstreet toward Hagerstown - was described in Special Orders No. 191, seven copies of which were distributed to his senior subordinates.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/8/2020

last visited: 6/12/2011

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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: 4/8/2020

last visited: 6/12/2011

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The Battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864, became known as the "Battle that Saved Washington, DC".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/14/2009

last visited: 6/27/2016

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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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Constructed in 1754 on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia, this building was reconstructed here in 1846 and became Landon Female Academy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2020

last visited: 5/21/2020

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