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Civil War Trust

  Forward to Gettysburg, Union Advance
(Friday Only)

Historian: Timothy H. Smith

Description: Forward to Gettysburg: During the early morning hours of June 28, 1863, General George Gordon Meade, was appointed as commander of the Army of Potomac. His order were simple: protect the roads leading to Baltimore and Washington, advance towards Pennsylvania and defeat the Southern army in battle. With energy and decisiveness, he moved his forced rapidly northward and engaged the enemy before they were able to concentrate. Join historian Timothy H. Smith, as we discuss the movements of the Union army in late June of 1863, and visit some of the sites along the Roads to Gettysburg. Tour stop to include: Frederick, Emmitsburg, and Marsh Creek in the morning; Tanyetown, Westminster, and Littletown in the afternoon.

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