Williamsport, MD 21795
The mission of the foundation is to preserve land(s) on which the battle was fought.
Nearly 7,000 Union cavalry and light artillery attached Gen. Robert E. Lee's rear guard of almost 3,000 infantrymen near Williamsport, MD, on the morning and early afternoon of July 14, 1863. Much of the battle was fought approximately two miles from the Falling Waters crossing over the Potomac River. Only 11 days after "Picket's Charge" in Gettysburg, it is considered the final battle of the Gettysburg Campaign. It is sometimes confused with the unrelated Battle of Falling Waters (Hoke's Run) in West Virginia two years earlier.