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By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
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West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George . . . — Map (db m1957) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Shepherdstown“The Whole Town was a Hospital” — Antietam Campaign 1862
In September 1862, after the Maryland Battles of South Mountain and Antietam, Shepherdstown became a scene of indescribable suffering. “The whole town was a hospital,” wrote resident Mary Bedinger Mitchell. “There was scarcely a . . . — Map (db m1939) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Civil War Hospital SiteMoulder Hall
Civil War Hospital Site Moulder Hall was used as a hospital during the Maryland Campaign 1862. Private Property courtesy of S.H.A.F. — Map (db m1947) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Civil War Hospital SiteR.D. Shepherds Town Hall
Civil War Hospital Site R.D. Shepherds Town Hall was used as a hospital during the Maryland Campaign 1862 courtesy of S.H.A.F. — Map (db m1948) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — B.F. 1 — Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 1
This crossing of the Potomac was known as Boteler’s, Blackford’s or the Shepherdstown Ford. By it five Divisions of the Army of Northern Virginia, coming from Harpers Ferry, crossed into Maryland, September 16 and 17, 1862, and marched to the field . . . — Map (db m1950) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — B.F. 2 — Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 2
September 19, 1862 The Army of Northern Virginia, Gen. R. E. Lee Commanding, crossed Blackford’s Ford during the night of September 18, 1862, and on the morning of the 19th took up its line of march in the direction of Williamsport. Lawton’s . . . — Map (db m1959) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — B.F. 3 — Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 3
(September 20, 1862) Early in the morning of September 20, movements were made by General McClellan to ascertain the position of the Army of Northern Virginia. Maj. Charles S. Lovell’s Brigade (1st and 6th, 2d and 10th, the 11th and 17th U. S. . . . — Map (db m1951) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — B.F. 4 — Barnes' Brigade
Barnes’ Brigade Col. James Barnes, 18th Massachusetts Infantry, Commanding Organization 2d Maine, 18th and 22d Massachusetts, 1st Michigan, 13th and 25th New York, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, 2d Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters . . . — Map (db m1960) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — B.F. 5 — 118th Pennsylvania Infantry
118th Pennsylvania Infantry (Corn Exchange Regiment) Colonel Charles M. Prevost, Commanding (September 20, 1862) The 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (737 officers and men) crossed the river by the Ford south of this and was ordered into position . . . — Map (db m1961) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Pack Horse Ford
Early settlers crossed the Potomac here. “Stonewall” Jackson and A.P. Hill used this ford on the way to Battle of Antietam. Here Lee’s army crossed after the battle, with the Corn Exchange Regiment, other Federals in pursuit. — Map (db m62778) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Bakerton — A.P. Hill’s March“Not a moment too soon” — Antietam Campaign 1862
About two o’clock in the afternoon of September 17, 1862, Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill’s 3,000-man division began crossing the Potomac River at Boteler’s Ford about two miles northwest of here, en route to the battle raging at Antietam Creek near . . . — Map (db m1955) HM
West Virginia (Berkeley County), Martinsburg — Martinsburg RoundhouseJackson and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad — Antietam Campaign
In April 1861, as the Civil War erupted, Confederate forces seized the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Harpers Ferry west. On May 24, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston ordered Col. Thomas J. (later “Stonewall”) Jackson to destroy the rolling . . . — Map (db m1200) HM

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