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

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
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.

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(top) Gen. Robert E. Lee; Gen. George G. Meade
(bottom) Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and his staff approach Mercersburg - Ron Lesser, Artist
 
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Gettysburg Campaign and Corbit's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
2. Gettysburg Campaign and Corbit's Marker
Maryland Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 34.185′ N, 76° 59.429′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Court Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 East Main Street, Westminster MD 21157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corbit's Charge (here, next to this marker); Army of the Potomac (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (about 600 feet away); Aftermath of Battle (about 600 feet away); Divided Loyalties (about 600 feet away); A Final Tribute (about 700 feet away); The Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Westminster MD Town Survey (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close up of map shown on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
3. Close up of map shown on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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