Sat, Sep 25|
Devil's Backbone County Park
Picnic and Tour, Williamsport MD. End of the Gettysburg Campaign
Retreating from defeat at Gettysburg, the Confederates were trapped here against the rain-swollen Potomac. Did Gen. Meade miss his opportunity to crush Lee and end the war in July 1863? Lincoln thought so. Craig Howell will guide us over the battle terrain, and discuss Lincoln' s concerns.
Sep 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Devil's Backbone County Park, 18934 Lappans Rd, Boonsboro, MD 21713, USA
About the Event
The annual picnic and tour meeting under Craig Howell's expert guidance is on! After missing this outing during the pandemic last year, Craig has arranged a special event around the little known "Battle of Falling Waters" near Williamsport MD and the C&O Canal Cushwa Basin. Gen. Lee was delayed here for 10-days waiting for the river to subside. The final battle took place on July 14, and claimed the life of southern Gen. J.J. Pettigrew. This property is now owned by George Franks who will personally guide us through this engagment. A $5 donation is requested to help maintain this historic site. There is no other charge for this event. Read more about the end of the Gettysburg campaign and the background for Craig's approach to the day in his post on the News page.