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Near Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pack Horse Ford

 
 
Pack Horse Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. Pack Horse Ford Marker
Inscription. Early settlers crossed the Potomac here. “Stonewall” Jackson and A.P. Hill used this ford on the way to Battle of Antietam. Here Lee’s army crossed after the battle, with the Corn Exchange Regiment, other Federals in pursuit.
 
Erected 1993 by West Virginia Department ot Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 25.668′ N, 77° 46.728′ W. Marker is near Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (County Route 17/1) and Trough Road (County Route 31/1), on the left when traveling west on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 1 (here, next to this marker); Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 3 (here, next to this marker); Packhorse Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away in Maryland); In Honor of James Rumsey (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ferry Hill Place (approx. 1.1 miles away in Maryland); Blackford’s Ford (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland); Swearingen’s Ferry and Pack Horse Ford
Pack Horse Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, October 3, 2012
2. Pack Horse Ford Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland); The James Rumsey Bridge / The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Additional keywords. Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Ambrose Powell Hill
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Markers at the Intersection of River and Trough Roads image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
3. Markers at the Intersection of River and Trough Roads
General Vicinity of Pack Horse (or Boteler's Ford) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
4. General Vicinity of Pack Horse (or Boteler's Ford)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,672 times since then and 108 times this year. Last updated on January 23, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on January 23, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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