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Union Mills in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion and Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 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 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° 40.015′ N, 77° 1.054′ W.
View of three Civil War Markers along Mill Race to Big Pipe Creek. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
2. View of three Civil War Markers along Mill Race to Big Pipe Creek.
Marker is in Union Mills, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from Littlestown Pike (Maryland Route 97). Touch for map. Marker is in park next to the Miller’s House. Marker is in this post office area: Westminster MD 21158, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Defiance at Union Mills (here, next to this marker); Union Mills (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Union Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania (approx. 4.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Christ Reformed Church (approx. 6.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Headquarters Second Corps Army of the Potomac (approx. 6.4 miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 6.5 miles away); Westminster Depot (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Mills.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,484 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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