Between the Line
— Gettysburg Campaign —In June 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered Gen. John D. Imboden to protect the army's left flank as it marched north through the Shenandoah Valley. Imboden was to draw Union forces into Hampshire County, West Virginia, and destroy bridges and communications. After Lee routed the Federal garrison at Winchester, Virginia, on June 15, Union Gen. Benjamin F. Kelley ordered the remaining troops to New Creek to protect the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and to prevent Imboden from heading west. Kelley's orders left Cumberland wholly unprotected, between the two armies' lines, and in a state of near panic.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 693057 N 4391268|
|Decimal Degrees||39.64943333, -78.74988333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 38.966', W 78° 44.993'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 38' 57.96" N, 78° 44' 59.58" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
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