1862 Antietam Campaign Lee Invades Maryland - Dickerson MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 14.890 W 077° 21.002
18S E 297207 N 4346948
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2020 10:18:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM127QM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
1862 Antietam Campaign Lee Invades Maryland-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. 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 Harpers Ferry. After the Federals pushed the remaining Confederates out of the South Mountain gaps, Lee awaited Jackson’s 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 Trails’ 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.

Illustration captions on marker:
“Gen. Robert E. Lee” [photo, upper middle]
“Gen. George B. McClellan” [photo, center middle]
“The Confederate army crosses the Potomac River into Maryland” [engraving, upper right]
“Franklin's Corps storming Crampton’s Gap on South Mountain” [engraving, lower middle]

“1862 Antietam Campaign – Lee Invades Maryland” [map of Confederate movements in the Maryland counties of Montgomery, Frederick and Washington]
Type of site: Battlefield

Address:
23900 Old Hundred Rd
Marker is at the northwest corner of the Historic Comus Inn's northern parking lot - west of Old Hundred Road
Dickerson, MD USA
20842


Admission Charged: No Charge

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