Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
1862 Antietam Campaign
Lee Invades Maryland
On September 17, at the battle of Antietam, the two armies clashed in the bloodiest single day in American history and suffered some 23,000 casualties. Lee soon retreated across the Potomac, ending his first invasion of the north.
Follow in the footsteps of Gens. Lee and McClellan along Maryland Civil War Trail’s Antietam Campaign: Lee Invades Maryland, a 90 mile tour route that allows you to explore the stories of triumph and tragedy at more than 60 Civil War sites. Please travel carefully as you enjoy the beauty and history along the trail.
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. Touch for map. In front of McMurran Hall, Shephard College. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shepherdstown (here, next to this marker); Shepherd State Teachers College (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Hospital Site (a few steps from this marker); Pack Horse Ford Chapter, D.A.R. (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Spirit of 1775 Beeline March to Cambridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Nebo Lodge No. 91 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
More about this marker. This is an example of the standard marker used for Civil War Trails - Antietam Campaign sites, and is duplicated in several locations in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. The marker features portraits of Gens. Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan. Newspaper drawing
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to the 1862 Antietam Campaign in West Virginia
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,579 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.