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Smithsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription.  On the afternoon of July 5th, 1863, Federal cavalry defended Smithsburg from attack by General J.E.B. Stuart’s Confederate cavalry, as the rebel retreat from Gettysburg began. At dark, U.S. General Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry withdrew to Boonsboro, and Stuart camped at Leitersburg.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 1650.
 
Location. 39° 39.493′ N, 77° 34.537′ W. Marker is in Smithsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of Smithsburg High School, next to a crosswalk across Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 North Main Street, Smithsburg MD 21783, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Smithsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Stuffle" Christopher Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial to World War One Veterans of Smithsburg and Community
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); Respite at Smithsburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Memorial to World War II Korea and Vietnam Veterans of Smithsburg and Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); Officer Christopher Shane Nicholson (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithsburg.
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
The marker stands just off the road where a school crosswalk traverses Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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