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Near Fairfax in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maryland (Antietam / Sharpsburg) Campaign

 
 
Maryland Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2006
1. Maryland Campaign Marker
Inscription. Following the Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly) on 1 Sept. 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee pondered his options and strategy. Encouraged by Confederate victories and Federal disorganization, Lee acted quickly to continue the offensive. On 3 Sept., Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched north towards Leesburg, from where it could cross into Maryland, flank the Washington fortifications, and draw the Union army out of Virginia. The troops of Maj. Gens. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and James Longstreet moved north on Ox Road past Frying Pan and Herndon Station to Dranesville. The army concentrated around Leesburg and forded the Potomac into Maryland Sept, 4-7.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B-29.)
 
Location. 38° 51.927′ N, 77° 22.229′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Drive and Monument Court, on the left when traveling west on Monument Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at entrance to Ox Hill Battlefield Park one block west of West Ox Road (County Route 608). Marker is in this post office area: Annandale VA 22003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly)
The Three Markers at Ox Hill Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2006
2. The Three Markers at Ox Hill Battlefield Park
(here, next to this marker); The Battle of Ox Hill (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Ox Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Ox Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Ox Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Also see . . .  The Beginning of the Maryland Campaign. (Submitted on February 17, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. Civil War
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,829 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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