Boteler's Ford (C&O Canal NHP)

Canal Rd at Mile 72 on the C&O canal, Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Boteler’s Ford (C&O Canal NHP)

History: After capturing Harpers Ferry, General Stonewall Jackson's troops crossed the Potomac River back into Maryland. General Lee's army also crossed here, but this time after retreating from Sharpsburg following the Battle of Antietam.

More to Explore: The river and the historic C&O Canal provide outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, paddling and fishing. Visit Barron's C&O Canal Museum, and dive into history at Antietam National Battlefield as well as Harpers Ferry, home to several museums.

Photo Credits: “Lee and his generals” & “Previous to Antietam. Rebels crossing the Potomac. Union scouts in foreground” Courtesy of: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division