Retreat from Gettysburg

Retreat from Gettysburg (HMDOI)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.682', W 77° 43.098'

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Zion Reformed Church was a stronghold for the Confederates on their retreat from Gettysburg on July 6, 1863. General Robert E. Lee passed through Hagerstown during the Confederate occupation following the Battle of Gettysburg. General George Armstrong Custer observed Confederate movements from the church's bell tower on July 12th, after his Michigan cavalry brigade forced the occupying Confederates to the western edge of town. A Confederate sniper fired at Custer in the bell tower, but missed him and hit one of the tower's bells.
Placed ByMaryland Heritage Area
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266752 N 4391855
Decimal Degrees39.64470000, -77.71830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.682', W 77° 43.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 40.92" N, 77° 43' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-229 N Potomac St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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