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

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
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 the 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° 39.498′ N, 77° 52.014′ W. Marker is in
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on National Pike (US 40). Click for map. The Marker is on US 40, .18 miles east of Spickler Road. The Marker is on the grounds of the Millers Farmstead. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller's Tavern & Spickler's Buggy Factory (here, next to this marker); “The Bank Road” (approx. half a mile away); Wilson’s Store (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilson Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Wilson Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Capt. Samuel G. Prather (approx. 2.7 miles away); A Road Nurtures A Vision (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clear Spring.
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
3. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Millers Farmstead
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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