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Near Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

The Battle of Boonsboro

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 10, 2008
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. Two U.S. Cavalry divisions repulsed five rebel cavalry brigades in a day-long fight north of Boonsboro on July 8, 1863. The South Mountain passes remained open to the Federal Army in pursuit of the Confederates retreating from Gettyburg via Hagerstown to Williamsport.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee marker series.
 
Location. 39° 31.356′ N, 77° 39.68′ W. Marker is near Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Old National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stonewall Jackson's Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Boonsboro (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Boonsboro (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Boonsboro (approx. one mile away); The National Road
Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 10, 2008
2. Marker location
On the old National Road, looking west.
(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. one mile away); Cannon of Revolutionary War (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boonsboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Troops of General John Buford's Federal Cavalry division spread out on the ground around what is today the Boonsboro Family Worship Center. The view from the center's entrance offers a look at the positions held by General J.E.B. Stuart's Confederates on the ridge lines northwest of Boonsboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,771 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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