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SHARPSBURG (ANTIETAM)
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On September 9, 1862, after entering Maryland with his Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee determined that, in order protect his commmunication and supply lines to the South, the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry had to be removed. To this end, at Fredericktown (Frederick) Maryland, he issued Special Order 191. (Text of the Order)



Special Order 191 Troop Movements.







 
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