Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Headquarters Site Gen. R.E. Lee
On this site
in an oak grove
from Sept. 15 to
Sept. 18, 1862, stood
Robert E. Lee
Purchased, restored and marked by the
West Virginia Division, United
Daughters of the Confederacy
Unveiled Sept. 17, 1936.
Erected 1936 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
Location. 39° 27.329′ N, 77° 45.612′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Located in the Lee Headquarters tract of the Antietam National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Civil War Veterans Walkway To Glory At Antietam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob Highbarger House First Methodist Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Antietam Station (approx. half a mile away); William Chapline House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Historic Grove House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sharpsburg Bluebirds (approx. 0.7 miles away); Viet Nam Era Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Confederate Monuments at Antietam
Also see . . .
1. Headquarters Site Gen. R.E. Lee Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. General Robert E. Lee. The Antietam on the Web entry for General Lee provides links to biographical information as well as Lee's papers pertaining to the Antietam Campaign. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.