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Gettysburg Campaign Historical Markers

Series of Pennsylvania markers describing events leading up to and following the Battle of Gettysburg.
 
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By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
Gettysburg Campaign Marker, Barlow Greenmount Road
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Barlow — Gettysburg Campaign
The Union Army 11th Corps, crossing from the Emmitsburg Road, July 1, 1863, turned north here toward Gettysburg. The Union 2nd Corps camped here on the same night. — Map (db m43640) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Cashtown — Gettysburg Campaign
Crossing South Mountain from Chambersburg, Gen. Hill's Corps of Lee's army assembled here on June 29-30, 1863. On July 1, his advance guard moved up from near Marsh Creek and met Union Troops west of Gettysburg. — Map (db m5814) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Gettysburg Campaign
The Battle of Gettysburg began here the morning of July 1, 1863, when Union cavalry scouts under Gen. Buford met Gen. Hill's army advancing from the west. Arrival of Gen. Ewell's army that afternoon drove Union troops to south of the town. — Map (db m5810) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Gettysburg Campaign
On July 4, 1863, the Confederate Army began an orderly retreat by the Fairfield Road to the Potomac. They began crossing the river on the night of July 13, after a delay caused by high water. — Map (db m10789) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. George G. Meade, who had replaced Hooker as Union commander, June 28, 1863, traveled this road from Taneytown to Gettysburg the night of July 1. He made his headquarters just south of Gettysburg. — Map (db m10826) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Gettysburg Campaign
The Union Army 12th Corps arrived here the afternoon of July 1, 1863; and later moved into battle line on Culp's Hill. On July 2, the 6th Corps arrived by this same road, and the 5th Corps by the Hanover Road. — Map (db m11716) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. Rodes' Confederate troops marched down this road July 1, 1863, on their way from Carlisle. At this point they turned right along the ridge to Oak Hill, to attack the Union flank. — Map (db m27022) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Greenmount — Gettysburg Campaign
The Union Army 1st Corps camped here June 30, 1863, on the way to Gettysburg. Followed later by the 11th and 3rd Corps, they marched next morning to relieve Buford's cavalry, already in action west of the town. — Map (db m11717) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Hampton — Gettysburg Campaign
Part of General Jubal Early's Confederate Division, marching by Mummasburg and Hunterstown, passed here June 27, 1863, on the way to York. Returning June 30, they passed a little to the north, toward Heidlersburg. — Map (db m43956) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Heidlersburg — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. Early's Confederate troops, marching from York to join Lee's army, camped, June 30, three miles to the east. Arriving here next morning, they turned south toward Gettysburg, on orders of General Ewell. — Map (db m10840) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Heidlersburg — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. Rodes' Confederate troops, returning from Carlisle to join Lee's army, camped here the night of June 30. The next morning, July 1, they marched west toward Biglerville, then known as Middletown. — Map (db m10842) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), New Oxford — Gettysburg Campaign
Part of Gen. Early's Confederate army, under Gen. J.B. Gordon, passed here June 27, 1863, to York. Early's main force followed a parallel route through Hampton and East Berlin. Both entered York the following day. — Map (db m43996) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Camp Hill — Gettysburg Campaign
Farthest advance of a body of Confederate troops toward Harrisburg. Southern units under General A. G. Jenkins of Ewell's Corps reached Oyster Point on June 28, 1863. On the next day defending militia faced them here in a skirmish in which both . . . — Map (db m26520) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's southern cavalry arrived July 1, 1863, by Dover and Dillsburg. Finding Ewell had left the day before, Stuart burned the U.S. Barracks and left for Gettysburg, where the battle had begun. — Map (db m30284) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Mechanicsburg — Gettysburg Campaign
Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins and his staff occupied this house, June 28-30, 1863. His brigade, a part of General Ewell's Corps, had entered Mechanicsburg to reconnoiter the approaches to Harrisburg with a view toward a June 30 attack. The . . . — Map (db m26522) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Chambersburg — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 26, 1863, Gen. R.S. Ewell, with orders to take Harrisburg, marched his army by this road toward Carlisle, which he reached next day. On June 29, he was ordered to rejoin Lee's army at Cashtown. — Map (db m8006) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Chambersburg — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. Robert E. Lee reached Chambersburg June 26, 1863. Hearing June 28 that Union troops under Gen. Joseph Hooker had crossed the Potomac to Frederick, he decided to unite his forces at Cashtown; and left the city by this road. — Map (db m8007) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greencastle — Gettysburg Campaign
Here on June 22, 1863, the First N.Y. Cavalry attacked the Southern advance force of cavalry under Gen. A.G. Jenkins. Here died the first Union soldier killed in action in Pennsylvania. Corporal William H. Rihl of Philadelphia serving in a . . . — Map (db m8005) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), State Line — Gettysburg Campaign
Over this route Confederate General R.S. Ewell's 2d Army Corps led Lee's invading forces on June 22, 1863. Next day Gen. Jubal Early, under Ewell's command, entered the state to the east, near Waynesboro. — Map (db m7999) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Waynesboro — Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. Jubal Early's Confederate troops occupied Waynesboro June 23, 1863. Next day they marched by Mont Alto to Greenwood, or Black Gap, where, June 25, they were ordered by Gen. Ewell to march to York. — Map (db m8002) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Dover — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 28, 1863, part of General Jubal Early's Confederate Division neared York by this route. Here Early sent Colonel French to York Haven to burn bridges. Ordered to rejoin Lee's army, most of Early's men returned over this road on June 30. — Map (db m26523) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 30, 1863, General J. Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry, hunting Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry, were attacked here by Stuart. Repulsed, Stuart tried to join early; finding him gone, he marched to Carlisle, failing to reach Gettysburg until July 2. — Map (db m5016) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Gettysburg Campaign
Men of Gen. Early's Confederate army, detached by Gen Gordon to destroy a bridge at Hanover Junction, passed through Hanover by this route, June 27, 1863. This work done, the detachment rejoined Gen. Gordon west of York. — Map (db m5029) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Jefferson — Gettysburg Campaign Raid on Jefferson
In June and July of 1863, about 7500 Confederate and Union soldiers passed through Jefferson, taking horses, livestock, supplies, and food from local residents. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's rebel troops occupied the town on June 30. Plundered by both North . . . — Map (db m29577) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), West York — Gettysburg Campaign
June 28, 1863, Confederate Gen. Gordon's brigade of Early's division followed this rout through York to Wrightsville. Early's main force remained here until June 30, when it left to rejoin Lee's Army. — Map (db m4605) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Wrightsville — Gettysburg Campaign
Confederate troops, sent from York by Gen. Early to cross the river and march on Harrisburg, reached here June 28, 1863. U.S. militia withdrew, firing the bridge and barring any Southern advance beyond the river. — Map (db m5064) HM

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