MARYLAND ( ANTIETAM / SHARPSBURG ) CAMPAIGN Following The Battle Of Ox Hill ( Ch ...
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Description: MARYLAND ( ANTIETAM / SHARPSBURG ) CAMPAIGN Following the Battle of Ox Hill ( Chantilly ) on 1 Sept . 1862 , Gen . Robert E . Lee pondered his options and strategy . Encouraged by Confederate victories and Federal disorganization , Lee acted quickly to continue the offensive . On 3 Sept . , Lees Army of Northern Virginia marched north toward Leesburg , from where it could cross into Maryland , flank the Washington fortifications , and draw the Union army out of Virginia . The troops of Maj . Gens . Thomas J . " Stonewall " Jackson and James Longstreet moved north on Ox Road past Frying Pan and Herndon Station to Dranesville . The army concentrated around Leesburg and forded the Potomac into Maryland Sept 4 7 . Department of Historic Resources , 2000 .