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Near Myersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign - Invasion & Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
1. Gettysburg Campaign - Invasion & Retreat 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° 31.61′ N, 77° 36.251′ W.
National Road, Gettysburg, and Antietam markers image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. National Road, Gettysburg, and Antietam markers
Marker is near Myersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Interstate 70. Click for map. This marker is located at the I-70 east rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Myersville MD 21773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The National Road (here, next to this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (a few steps from this marker); The Bill Pate Portal (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The National Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Myersville.
 
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.”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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