South Mountain by Rick Reeve

South Mountain by Rick Reeve
South Mountain by Rick Reeve depicting the wounding of General Garland

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Anniversary plans, September 14, 2010

We are quickly coming up on the Battle of South Mountain's 148th Anniversary on September 14, 2010. Some programs schedules for the day are:

At 9:30 AM, a tour of Turner's, Fox's, and Crampton's gap. This is a van tour out of Antietam National Battlefield leaving from the Visitor Center. A sign-up sheet will be available at the visitor center desk that morning. Only 10 spots are available so sign up as soon as possible!

At 12:30 PM, there will be a guided walking tour of the Fox's Gap battlefield. It will be leaving from the South Mountain Inn's parking lot and walking down the Wood Road in the footsteps of Confederate Soldiers on the fateful day in September. You will see the site where two generals were mortally wounded and in the words of one confederate, " hell is open and all the devils are here".

At 4:00PM, you will experience the Crampton's Gap battlefield in a walking tour lead by Park Service Interpreter Steve Lopez. It will cover the march of the 6th Corps to Burkitsville, the 6th Corps assault up the face of the mountain, and the valient defense of the gap by Confederates under Brigadier General Howell Cobb. It will also cover the aftermath of the battle and Lee's decision to exit Maryland upon hearing that Crampton's Gap had fallen.

So you have choice of events. Hope to see you the 14th!

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