Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Invasion & Retreat
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.
By Tom Fuchs, January 7, 2006
1. Gettysburg Campaign - Invasion & Retreat Marker
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 5.034′ N, 77° 9.074′ W. Marker is
in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Courthouse Square near Washington Street at West Montgomery Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
2. Civil War Trails Markers on the Court House Grounds
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court House Square (here, next to this marker); 1891 Red Brick Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock and His Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockville (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Rockville.
More about this marker. One of the series of Maryland Civil War Trails markers.
Also see . . . The Gettysburg Campaign. From Dick Weeks's Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War. (Submitted on January 17, 2006.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,842 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 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.