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Near Bunker Hill in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
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 on July 14 into what only a month earlier had been Virginia. On June 20, after Lee crossed the river heading north, the Union had admitted West Virginia—the only state to secede from a seceded state.

Please drive carefully as you enjoy the history and beauty at sites along the trail.
 
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Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1863.
 
Location. 39° 19.233′ N, 78° 4.25′ W. Marker is near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on the northbound Welcome Center and Rest Stop (Interstate 81) north of the state line, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, 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. James Johnston Pettigrew Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morgan Chapel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Christ Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Morgan Morgan (approx. 1.4 miles away); "Morgan Acres" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Col. Morgan Morgan (approx. 1.4 miles away); West Virginia (Berkeley County) / Virginia (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bunker Hill.
 
Welcome Center with Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, January 22, 2010
3. Welcome Center with Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
4. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
This is a previous iteration of the marker. It has the exact same text with slightly different formatting.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,170 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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