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Union Mills in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion and Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
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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marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1863.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 40.015′ N, 77° 1.054′ W. Marker was in Union Mills, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker could be reached from Littlestown Pike (Maryland Route 97). Marker is in park next to the Miller’s House. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Westminster MD 21158, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Defiance at Union Mills (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); Union Mills (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Union Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 4.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Just Government League (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Mills.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced been replaced
View of three Civil War Markers along Mill Race to Big Pipe Creek. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
2. View of three Civil War Markers along Mill Race to Big Pipe Creek.
by the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,768 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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