Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Maryland Campaign of 1862
General George B. McClellan organized the Army of the Potomac into three wings and marched out of Washington along a twenty-five mile front. Learning that Lee's army was divided and marching in opposite directions well
In response to Lee’s orders, Jackson marched via Williamsport and closed on Harper's Ferry from the north and west. McLaws moved via Brownsville Pass to occupy Maryland Heights, at the Southern end of Elk Ridge. Walker moved south and west to occupy Loudoun Heights. Lee moved with Longstreet to Hagerstown and D. H. Hill was ordered to cover the supply trains near Boonsboro.
Donated to the people of the United States by John and Candace Richards of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 28.229′ N, 77° 37.043′ W. Marker is in Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Reno Monument Road and the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21605 Reno Monument Rd, Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lost Orders (here, next to this marker); Deaths of Two Generals (here, next to this marker); The Battle for Fox’s Gap (here, next to this marker); Near Here in Wise’s Field (a few steps from this marker); The "Wiregrass" Georgians (a few steps from this marker); 13th N.C. Regiment of Gen. Garland's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker).
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Also see . . . The Maryland Campaign - Summary of Events. (Submitted on July 23, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,041 times since then. Last updated on August 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.