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Mark sites along the Civil War Discovery Trail as identified by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
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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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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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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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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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An unnamed citizen of Frederick City said the following of the Confederates he had beheld marching through his hometown: “I have never seen a mass of such filthy strong-smelling men.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 7/15/2011

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 7/15/2011

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The Battle of South Mountain erupted on September 14, 1862, when elements of the Union army tried to drive the Confederate rear guard from Crampton’s, Fox’s, and Turner’s Gaps.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 7/15/2011

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Civil War Trails and other markers located at and near the South Mountain Inn dot the hillside in this Civil War town. Also home to the Washington Monument...the original one.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 12/8/2015

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The Maryland Civil War program has identified this structure as an official Trails site, marking it with interpretives, and making it as the second site on the Trails tour of this town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/19/2011

last visited: 7/15/2011

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On the Appalachian Trail, deep in the woods of South Mountain lies the first memorial dedicated to George Washington in the United States and an important Maryland Civil War Trails historic site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 12/4/2015

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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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The two markers at this location within Boonsboro describe the travels of two of Lee's campaigns-the Antietam Campaign and the Gettysburg Campaign.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: 7/16/2020

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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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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park IN West Virginia is a historic town in the metro DC area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: West Virginia

date approved: 6/1/2009

last visited: 12/26/2017

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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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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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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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A civil war trail discovery site in Bolivar, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/8/2018

last visited: 9/8/2018

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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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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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Civil War Discovery marker at Devil's Backbone County Park near Boonsboro, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2014

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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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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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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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: 5/24/2020

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