New Market: Roads to Gettysburg

East Main Street, New Market, MD 21773

New Market: Roads to Gettysburg

History: When Robert E. Lee invaded the North in 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac was ordered to stay between Lee and the large Northern cities (Washington and Baltimore). On June 29, the Federals marched north toward Pennsylvania in 5 bands on parallel roads. On July 2nd, they arrived in Gettysburg late in the afternoon. Gen. John F. Reynolds led I Corps up present-day U.S. Route 15; Gen. Oliver O. Howard led XI Corps up Old Frederick Road; Gen. George G. Meade with II and XII Corps moved on what is now Rte. 194; Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock's II Corps and Meade's V Corps marched along present-day Rte. 26; and Gen. John Sedgwick's VI Corps moved through here.

More to Explore: Step back in time in historic New Market to browse antique and specialty shops or dine in one of its cozy and quaint eating establishments. For those interested in lively entertainment, Adventure Park USA is just down the road and loaded with rides, laser tag and amusements for family fun.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Photograph of Gen. George Meade."
  2. "Portrait of Gen. John Reynolds."
  3. "Photograph of Gen. Oliver Howard."
  4. "Photograph of Gen. Winfield Hancock."
  5. "Photograph of Gen. John Sedgwick." Photos courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.