An Eighty-Mile-Long Column
— Gettysburg Campaign —After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania. Union Gen. George G. Meade, who replaced Gen. Joseph Hooker on June 28, led the Army of the Potomac in pursuit. Confederate cavalry commander Gen. J.E.B. Stuart cut Federal communications and rail lines and captured supplies. The armies collided at Gettysburg on July 1, starting a battle neither general planned to fight there. Three days later, the defeated Confederates retreated, crossing the Potomac River into Virginia on July 14.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 8:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284282 N 4330669|
|Decimal Degrees||39.09850000, -77.49450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 5.91', W 77° 29.67'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 5' 54.60" N, 77° 29' 40.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 540, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 43944 Riverpoint Dr, Lansdowne VA 20176, US|
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