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′ N, 77° 46.889′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Canal Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 1 (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Botelerís 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); Blackfordís Ford (approx. 0.9 miles away); Swearingenís 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 1,619 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.