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Near Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Potomac Crossings
Potomac Crossings Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
1. Potomac Crossings Marker
Inscription. Here Lee turned east to the Potomac, crossing at White's Ford, September 6, 1862, in his invasion of Maryland. Jubal A. Early, returning from his Washington raid, crossed the river at White’s Ford, July 14, 1864.
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F 2.)
Location. 39° 12.335′ N, 77° 32.195′ W. Marker is near Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of James Monroe Highway (U.S. 15) and Spinks Ferry Road (Virginia Route 657), on the right when traveling north on James Monroe Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wayne’s Crossing (approx. half a mile away); Catoctin Rural Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Temple Hall Farm Regional Park's Role in Preserving (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Creation of Temple Hall Farm Regional Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Temple Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); White's Ford (approx. 3.6 miles away in Maryland); 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 3.6 miles away in Maryland); White’s Ferry (approx. 3.6 miles away in Maryland). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
Potomac Crossings Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
2. Potomac Crossings Marker
Ongoing road improvements may force the relocation of this marker.

More about this marker. Due to ongoing road repair and widening, this marker may be relocated in the near future.
White's Ford Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 29, 2007
3. White's Ford
Looking from the Maryland side towards Virginia. The site was frequently used for crossings by the armies during the Civil War. The Virginia side is not directly accessible and on private property. The Maryland side is in the Dickerson Conservation Park, and adjacent to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,400 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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