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Near Friendsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 17, 2019
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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By Devry Becker Jones, September 17, 2019
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Maryland Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 40.62′ N, 79° 22.479′ W. Marker is near Friendsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from National Highway (Interstate 68) 2 miles east of Maryland Route 42, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the grounds of the Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center Rest Stop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6172 National Highway, Friendsville MD 21531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The National Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Youghiougheny Overlook Welcome Center (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); J.W. McCullough, Lumbering and Mining Titan (approx. 1.7 miles away); Friendsville Baseball Fever, Cider Mill, Shanty Town (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bear Creek Lumber and Meat Market (approx. 1.7 miles away); Vietnam Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Walnut Street and First Avenue – F.G. Fox & Sons (approx. 1.8 miles away); Yough Motors, Confectionary and Bandstand (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friendsville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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