“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Williamsport in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 29, 2016
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
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.
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Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 29, 2016
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
View north, toward the Conococheague Aqueduct. The Gettysburg Campaign marker is the one in the middle of these three in the photo.
Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 36.047′ N, 77° 49.658′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Potomac Street (U.S. 11) when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is along the C&O Canal Towpath, between the Cushwa Basin and the Conococheague Aqueduct. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport MD 21795, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Williamsport (here, next to this marker); C & O Canal Aqueduct (here, next to this marker); Cushwa Basin/Williamsport (here, next to this marker); Creating a National Park (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Life on the Canal (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Williamsport (within shouting distance of this marker); Connecting People and Places (within shouting distance of this marker); Conococheague Creek Aqueduct (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
Categories. War, US Civil
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 29, 2016
3. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
View south. The Cushwa Basin is off to the left, outside of view in this photo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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