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A.P. Hill's March to Antietam
 
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By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
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Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — “It Is A.P. Hill”
Outnumbered Southerners watched the Northern Ninth Corps climb the hills toward them: "The first thing we saw was the gilt eagle that surmounted the pole, then the top of the flag, next the flutter of the stars and stripes itself, slowly . . . — Map (db m6520) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Packhorse Ford
A day after the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee retreated to the safety of the West Virginia (then Virginia) bluffs across the river from here. This was the only good crossing on the river for many miles upstream or downstream. . . . — Map (db m6983) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Bakerton — A.P. Hill’s March“Not a moment too soon” — Antietam Campaign 1862
About two o’clock in the afternoon of September 17, 1862, Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill’s 3,000-man division began crossing the Potomac River at Boteler’s Ford about two miles northwest of here, en route to the battle raging at Antietam Creek near . . . — Map (db m1955) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Pack Horse Ford
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. — Map (db m62778) HM

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