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

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
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 the 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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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. 39° 39.498′ N, 77° 52.014′ W. Marker is in Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on National Pike (US 40). The Marker is on US 40, .18 miles east of Spickler Road. The Marker is on the grounds of the Millers Farmstead. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller's Tavern & Spickler's Buggy Factory (here, next to this marker); “The Bank Road” (approx. half a mile away); Wilson’s Store (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilson Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Wilson Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Capt. Samuel G. Prather (approx. 2.7 miles away); Vital Crossroads (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clear Spring.
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
3. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Millers Farmstead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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