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The Potomac River at Williamsport, MD.

Discussion in 'Contemporary Photos of Civil War Sites & Events' started by infomanpa, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. infomanpa

    infomanpa First Sergeant

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    As many of you know, Williamsport was used by the Army of Northern Virginia to cross the Potomac in both the Anteitam and Gettysburg campaigns. As you can see, the river is very high, due to the rain from the last few weeks.

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  3. Vicksburger

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    "The girl from Williamsport" one of the names for a cannon used by the Confederates.
     
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  4. ErnieMac

    ErnieMac Major Forum Host Trivia Game Winner

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    The Potomac was quite high in July 1863. The Confederates had to wait an entire week for the river to drop to a level where the pontoon bridges could be constructed.
     
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    July 13, 1863 crossing
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    is there anything there to mark the crossing? We are heading there and don't want to miss anything.
     
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  7. Yankeedave

    Yankeedave 1st Lieutenant

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    Not to sidetrack your post ma'am but crossing the Potomac at Whites Ferry is worth the side trip.
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  8. infomanpa

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    I tried looking for markers, but was unsuccessful.
     
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