Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Only 431 Pennsylvania soldiers returned to the safety and cover of Maryland soil. Lee's troops then withdrew, ending the Maryland Campaign.
Erected by Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park, National Park Service, U.S. Dept of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
Location. 39° 25.887′ Touch for map. Located on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, to the east of lock number 38, near mile stone 72. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 1 (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 3 (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Pack Horse Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Ferry Hill Place (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Honor of James Rumsey (approx. 0.9 miles away in West Virginia); Blackford’s Ford (approx. 0.9 miles away); Swearingen’s Ferry and Pack Horse Ford (approx. 0.9 miles away); The James Rumsey Bridge / The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
More about this marker. The lower half of the marker is a drawing of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry preparing to cross the Potomac River at Packhorse Ford. From Harper's Weekly, October 11, 1862.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,699 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.