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One of Lee’s Ammunition Trains

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 2, 2006
1. One of Lee's Ammunition Trains Marker
Inscription.  One of Lee’s ammunition trains was captured here Sept. 15, 1862 by 1200 Federal cavalry under Col. B. F. Davis, escaping from Gen. T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s capture of Harpers Ferry. This loss was felt by the Confederate army at the Battle of Antietam.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 36.982′ N, 77° 46.296′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Avenue (U.S. 11) and Bower Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Virginia Avenue. Marker is just north of the railroad crossing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General J. E. B. Stuart (approx. one mile away); Antietam Battlefield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Springfield Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); City Park (approx. 2˝ miles away); Band Shell (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Regarding One of Lee’s Ammunition Trains. The
One of Lee's Ammunition Trains Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 2, 2006
2. One of Lee's Ammunition Trains Marker
ammunition train was a wagon train, not railroad train. The fact that this marker is near the railroad tracks is a coincidence.
 
Also see . . .  General Lee reports loss of wagon train to Confederate President Davis. Scroll down to the September 21 report. The loss is recounted in the second paragraph. (Submitted on June 3, 2006.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,035 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on June 3, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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