Smithsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Invasion & Retreat
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° 39.182′ N, 77° 34.691′ W. Touch for map. Marker is on the left side of the Veterans Park entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Smithsburg MD 21783, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Respite at Smithsburg (here, next to this marker); Officer Christopher Shane Nicholson (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); Retreat into Maryland (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 3.6 miles away); Erected in Honor of the Boys (approx. 3.6 miles away); Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Forge Farm (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithsburg.
More about this marker. This is one of the standard Gettysburg Campaign markers used throughout Maryland and Virginia, and is duplicated at other locations. The marker features a map depicting unit movements during the campaign and other Civil War Trails locations. The map has portraits of Gens. Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade. A painting depicts a scene from the campaign with the caption, “Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and his staff approach Mercerburg.”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.