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

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 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 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker
Three Markers In Front of the Oakland Train Station image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 4, 2006
2. Three Markers In Front of the Oakland Train Station
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is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails, and the Maryland, Gettysburg Campaign: Invasion & Retreat series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1863.
 
Location. 39° 24.603′ N, 79° 24.518′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on East Liberty Street west of South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 East Liberty Street, Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1884 Oakland Train Station (a few steps from this marker); Our Benefactors (a few steps from this marker); Oakland (a few steps from this marker); 1955 B&O Railroad Caboose (a few steps from this marker); 1920 Baldwin Steam Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this marker. One of the series of Maryland Civil War Trails markers.
 
Also see . . .  The Gettysburg Campaign. From Dick Weeks's Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War. (Submitted on August 17, 2006.) 
 
Gettysburg Invasion & Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
3. Gettysburg Invasion & Retreat
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J. E. B. Stuart & Staff Approach Mercersburg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
4. J. E. B. Stuart & Staff Approach Mercersburg
Close-up of image on marker
General George G. Meade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
5. General George G. Meade
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Gen. Robert E. Lee image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 22, 2013
6. Gen. Robert E. Lee
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,295 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on August 17, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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