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Near Dickerson in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Campaign

Invasion & Retreat

 
 
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 4, 2006
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° 9.319′ N, 77° 31.094′ W.
C&O Canal Park Picnic Area at White's Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 4, 2006
2. C&O Canal Park Picnic Area at White's Ferry
Picnic area is at the far end of the parking area at White's Ferry. The three markers are at the picnic area entrance.
Marker is near Dickerson, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on the White's Ferry parking lot near Whites Ferry Road (Maryland Route 107). Touch for map. It is in a group of three markers at the far end of the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Dickerson MD 20842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White’s Ferry (a few steps from this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named White’s Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dickerson.
 
Also see . . .  Map of the Gettysburg Campaign - Invasion & Retreat Trail. (Submitted on January 13, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,126 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 12, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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