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Near Cooksville in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 8, 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. 39° 19.259′ N, 77° 1.148′ W. Marker is near Cooksville, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Roxbury Mills Road (Maryland Route 97) and Old Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling north on Roxbury Mills Road. It is in the Park-And-Ride lot at I-70 Exit 76. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cooksville MD 21723, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 9 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cooksville (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Cooksville (here, next to this marker); Roberts Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson & Mount Gregory United Methodist Churches (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mount Gregory United Methodist Church Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cooksville High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Charles Alexander Warfield (approx. 1.3 miles away); New Lisbon (approx. 2.8 miles away); Moving Goods on the National Road (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cooksville.
This Marker is the Right-Most Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 8, 2007
2. This Marker is the Right-Most Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,432 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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