1862 Antietam Campaign

1862 Antietam Campaign (HM42D)

Location: Myersville, MD 21773 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 31.476', W 77° 36.089'

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Lee Invades Maryland

Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginiacrossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862,to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruitsympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George B.McClellan's Army of the Potomac pursued Lee, whohad detached Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson'sforce to capture the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry.After the Federals pushed the remaining Confederatesout of the South Mountain gaps, Lee waited nearSharpsburg and Antietam Creek for Jackson's return.

On September 17, at the Battle of Antietam,the two armies clashed in the bloodiest single day inAmerican history and suffered some 23,000 casualties.Lee soon retreated across the Potomac, endinghis first invasion of the North.

Follow in the footsteps of Gens. Lee andMcClellan along the Civil War Trails Antietam Campaign:Lee Invades Maryland, a 90-mile tour routethat allows you to explore the stories of triumphand tragedy at more than 60 Civil War sites. Pleasetravel carefully as you enjoy the beauty and historyalong the trail.
HM NumberHM42D
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 276391 N 4378226
Decimal Degrees39.52460000, -77.60148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.476', W 77° 36.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 28.56" N, 77° 36' 5.34" W
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Area Code(s)304, 301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 I-70, Myersville MD 21773, US
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