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Smithsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. On the afternoon of July 5th, 1863, Federal cavalry defended Smithsburg from attack by General J.E.B. Stuartís Confederate cavalry, as the rebel retreat from Gettysburg began. At dark, U.S. General Judson Kilpatrickís cavalry withdrew to Boonsboro, and Stuart camped at Leitersburg.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.493′ N, 77° 34.537′ W. Marker is in Smithsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. On the grounds of Smithsburg High School, next to a crosswalk across Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 North Main Street, Smithsburg MD 21783, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); Respite at Smithsburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Retreat into Maryland (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
The marker stands just off the road where a school crosswalk traverses Main Street.
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Erected in Honor of the Boys (approx. 3.5 miles away); Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Forge Farm (approx. 4 miles away); Old Forge Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smithsburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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