Civil War Map of local battles Robert E. Lee and Stonewall JacksonThe Heart Of The Conflict in the East began along both banks of the Potomac River. The battle tactics of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson carried the Army of Northern Virginia through Maryland on numerous excursions.
As a Crossroads of the Civil War, Washington County and the City of Hagerstown offer the Civil War visitor a convenient and entertaining 'base of operations' . From here, visitors can follow the conflict in full circle ... from the capture of John Brown (Lee's last action in the service of the President of the United States) ... to the near miss at Antietam that almost ended the Confederacy on the bloodiest single day of the war ... and finally, to the high water mark of the South where a tired and discouraged Lee attempted one, last bold stroke to deliver an unlikely victory.
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