1862 Antietam Campaign Lee Invades Maryland - Dickerson MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 09.320 W 077° 31.101
18S E 282394 N 4337034
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2020 7:10:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM129F0
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Long Description:
1862 Antietam Campaign-Lee Invades Maryland-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. Union Gen. George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac pursued Lee, who had detached Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s force to capture the Union garrison at Harper's Ferry. After the Federals pushed the remaining Confederates out of the South Mountain gaps, Lee awaited Jack return near Sharpsburg and Antietam Creek.

On September 17, at the Battle of Antietam, the two armies clashed in the bloodiest single day in American history and suffered some 23,000 casualties. Lee soon retreated across the Potomac, ending his first invasion of the north.

Follow in the footsteps of Gens. Lee and McClellan along Maryland Civil War Trail’s Antietam Campaign: Lee Invades Maryland, a 90 mile tour route that allows you to explore the stories of triumph and tragedy at more than 60 Civil War sites. Please travel carefully as you enjoy the beauty and history along the trail.

It is in a group of three markers at the far end of the parking lot.
Type of site: Battlefield

Address:
Whites Ferry Road 0.1 miles west of River Road
Dickerson , MD USA
20842


Admission Charged: No Charge

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