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McHenry in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 25, 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 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° 33.708′ N, 79° 22.852′ W. Marker
Entrance to Garrett County Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 25, 2007
2. Entrance to Garrett County Visitors Center
Two markers at the Visitors Center in the Deep Creek Lake Recreation Area of the county, this one is on the left.
is in McHenry, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from Visitors Center Drive west of Garrett Highway (U.S. 219), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. It is at the entrance to the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Visitors Center Dr, Mc Henry MD 21541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The National Road (here, next to this marker); The Grave of Meshack Browning (approx. 1.8 miles away); Col. James McHenry of Baltimore (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thayer Game Refuge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County (approx. 3.5 miles away); Campsite (approx. 4.6 miles away); Youghiogheny Grove (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fighting Forest Fires (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McHenry.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War Traveler Tour of the Gettysburg Campaign. Details the tour discussed on the marker. (Submitted on August 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Garrett County Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 25, 2007
3. The Garrett County Visitors Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,407 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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