On September 14, 1862, Robert E. Lee's opportunistic first invasion of the North was turned back at the gaps of South Mountain near Boonsboro, Maryland. The fighting was desperate and for the numbers engaged rather bloody. It has become just a footnote in history, but it was here that the Confederacy reached it's high tide.
South Mountain by Rick Reeve
South Mountain by Rick Reeve depicting the wounding of General Garland
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
State considering land purchase
Yesterday, I was browsing across the local newspapers website and I saw this article. This would be a heck of a purchase for the state as it can open up more opportunities for interpretation of the fighting around Fox's Gap. These parcels include Wise's South Field where General's Jesse Reno and Samuel Garland were mortally wounded and the Mahaffey Woods is in the area where Union troops were deployed before the final attack against Fox's Gap.