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

Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign

 
 
Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
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. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1975.
 
Location. 38° 59.726′ N, 77° 20.233′ W. Marker is in Reston, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is 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 is 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Action At Dranesville (approx. half a mile away); Great Falls Nike Missile Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); U.S. Army Map Service (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Dranesville (approx. 1˝ miles away); Reston (approx. 1.8 miles away);
Pulloff for Dranesville and Antietam Campaign Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 6, 2007
2. Pulloff for Dranesville and Antietam Campaign Markers
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Robert E. Simon, Jr. / Reston, Virginia (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fields of Fire (approx. 1.9 miles away); Loudoun County / Fairfax County (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Early phases of the Antietam Campaign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,948 times since then and 19 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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