Maryland (Antietam / Sharpsburg) Campaign

Maryland (Antietam / Sharpsburg) Campaign (HM25)

Location: Fairfax, VA 22033
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.927', W 77° 22.229'

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Following the Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly) on 1 Sept. 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee pondered his options and strategy. Encouraged by Confederate victories and Federal disorganization, Lee acted quickly to continue the offensive. On 3 Sept., Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched north towards Leesburg, from where it could cross into Maryland, flank the Washington fortifications, and draw the Union army out of Virginia. The troops of Maj. Gens. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and James Longstreet moved north on Ox Road past Frying Pan and Herndon Station to Dranesville. The army concentrated around Leesburg and forded the Potomac into Maryland Sept, 4-7.
HM NumberHM25
Marker NumberB 29
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294334 N 4304516
Decimal Degrees38.86545000, -77.37048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.927', W 77° 22.229'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 55.62" N, 77° 22' 13.74" W
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Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 905 Monument Dr, Fairfax VA 22033, US
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