“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through the Shenandoah Valley and western Maryland as his cavalry, led by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, harassed Union supply lines to the east. Union Gen. Joseph Hooker, replaced on June 28 by Gen. George G. Meade, led the Army of the Potomac from the Washington defenses in pursuit. The Federals collided with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1, starting a battle neither side had intended to fight there. Three days later, the defeated Confederates began retreating through Maryland, retracing their steps to the Potomac River and crossing into Virginia on July 14.

To follow in their footsteps and to discover their stories, stop by any Welcome Center or local Visitor Center to pick up a Gettysburg: Invasion & Retreat Civil War Trail map-guide. Please drive carefully as you enjoy the history and beauty of Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 24.229′ N, 77° 26.33′ W. Marker is
Markers at the Entrance to Prospect Hall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
2. Markers at the Entrance to Prospect Hall
in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Himes Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the east side entrance to Prospect Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General George Gordon Meade (here, next to this marker); Meade Takes Command (here, next to this marker); Battle of Frederick (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 1.3 miles away); Graves, Monuments, and Memorials (approx. 1.4 miles away); USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Francis Scott Key (approx. 1.4 miles away); Final Resting Place (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
More about this marker. This is one of the standard Gettysburg Campaign markers used throughout Maryland and Virginia, and is duplicated at other locations. The maker features a map of depicting unit movements during the campaign and other Civil War Trails locations. The map has portraits of Gens. Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade. A painting depicts a scene from the campaign with the caption, “Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and his staff approach Mercerburg.”
Also see . . .  Civil War Trails - The Gettysburg Campaign. (Submitted on October 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,398 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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