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Reston in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign

 
 
Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 6, 2007
1. Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign Marker
Inscription.  Here Lee entered this road from Ox Hill, September 3, 1862, and turned West toward Leesburg. Crossing the Potomac at White's Ford, the army entered Maryland, September 5-6, 1862.
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number T-37.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1975.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 59.726′ N, 77° 20.233′ W. Marker was in Reston, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker was on Leesburg Pike (Virginia Route 7) near Northfalls Court, on the right when traveling west. The marker is safely read from the old VA 7 road bed running parallel to the current divided highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Reston VA 20194, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Sharpsburg / Antietam Campaign (approx.
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0.4 miles away); Battle of Dranesville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Action At Dranesville (approx. half a mile away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Great Falls Nike Missile Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); U.S. Army Map Service (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Dranesville (approx. 1˝ miles away); Reston (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
Pulloff for Dranesville and Antietam Campaign Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 6, 2007
2. Pulloff for Dranesville and Antietam Campaign Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,216 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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