South Mountain by Rick Reeve

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

Help preserve the South Mountain Battlefield!

Assault of the 6th Corps

The Battle of South Mountain, fought on September 14, 1862, would be the first major battle to take place on Northern soil during the Civil War. Over the course of the day, Robert E. Lee's Maryland Campaign hung in the balance and when fighing ceased, nearly 5,000 men had fallen. Two generals fell, mortally wounded, during the fighting and two future United States Presidents survived, one despite suffering a severe wound.

Wounding of General Garland

Now here's you chance to help save a part of American history. The battlefields on which these men fought at South Mountain are under constant danger of development. To date, the Civil War Trust has preserved only 187 acres of this massive battlefield. By donating to the trust, your money can help preserve the South Mountain Battlefield as well as others that are threatened across the country. To visit the Trust's South Mountain site, follow this link: Civil War Trust: South Mountain