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Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign - Invasion and Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 16, 2007
1. Gettysburg Campaign - Invasion and Retreat 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.961′ N, 78° 45.807′ W.
Two Civil War Trail Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 16, 2007
2. Two Civil War Trail Markers
Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Street and Baltimore Street, on the left when traveling south on Canal Street. Touch for map. It it on the left edge of the Western Maryland Railway Station Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War in Allegany County (here, next to this marker); Boat Building at the Cumberland Basin (a few steps from this marker); Life on the Canal (a few steps from this marker); The National Road (a few steps from this marker); Cumberland Terminus: Yesterday and Today (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Maryland Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington at Will’s Creek (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of George Washington (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,540 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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