Battle of Aldie, The Fight Begins

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39401 John Mosby Hwy
Aldie, VA 20105
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Loudoun
Email Address sexton@visitloudoun.org
Website www.hmdb.org/marker.asp

Inscription(Preface): After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania. Union Gen. George G. Meade, who replaced Gen. Joseph Hooker on June 28, led the Army of the Potomac in pursuit. The armies collided at Gettysburg on July 1, starting a battle that neither general planned to fight there. Three days later, the defeated Confederates retreated, crossing the Potomac River into Virginia on July 14.




Last Updated: 7/18/2011 8:35 AM
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