Williamsport, Battle of – Facts2019-02-16T13:29:39+00:00
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The Battle of Williamsport occurred during the Confederate retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Battle of Williamsport Facts

July 6 – July 16, 1863

Also known as the Battle of Hagerstown, and the Battle of Falling Waters, the Battle of Williamsport was fought from July 6 through July 16, 1863, in Washington County, Maryland following the Battle of Gettysburg.

Also Known As

  • The Battle of Hagerstown
  • The Battle of Falling Waters

Date

  • July 6 – July 16, 1863

Location

  • Washington County, Maryland

Campaign

  • Gettysburg

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • General Robert E. Lee

Principal Union Commanders

  • Major General George Meade

Result

  • Inconclusive

Significance

  • Meade was not aggressive in pursuing the retreating Confederate forces, allowing the Army of Northern Virginia to cross the Potomac River and escape.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Williamsport Facts
  • Coverage July 6 – July 16, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Williamsport, Battle of Hagerstown, Battle of Falling Waters, Gettysburg Campaign, Robert E. Lee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • URL
  • Access Date May 19, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 16, 2019

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