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Battle of Shepherdstown


Sep 18, 1862

Confederates under Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac River into Virginia (now West Virginia) at a shallow ford near Shepherdstown

Sep 19, 1862

Union troops and artillery engaged the tail end of Lee's Confederates at the Potomac River

Sep 20, 1862

Union and Confederate forces fought the bloodiest Civil War battle to take place on West Virginia soil


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