Inscription. Hill's five brigades were encamped at and around Boonsboro to prevent the escape of the Union forces at Harper's Ferry, through Pleasant Valley. Informed that two Union brigades were approaching Turner's Pass, Hill, on the evening of September 13, ordered Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades from Boonsboro, to dispute the passage of the mountain. Colquitt, with Lane's battery of Georgia Artillery, moved nearly to the east foot of the mountain and formed north of this road. During the night Garland's brigade and Bondurant's Alabama battery took position a few yards east of this. The Fourth Georgia of Ripley's brigade was ordered to guard Hamburg Pass, nearly three miles north. Early on the morning of the 14th Col. T.L. Rosser, with the 5th Virginia Cavalry and Pelham's Battery occupied Fox's Gap one mile south of this, traversed by the old Sharpsburg Road. Upon the approach of the Union advance by the Sharpsburg Road, Garland moved South along the crest of the mountain and joined Rosser. Colquitt moved back and formed line across the road about 700 yards southeast of this point. Lane's battery took the position a few feet north of this point. George B. Anderson's brigade was ordered to support Garland. Later in the day, Rodes occupied prominent peaks of the mountain north of this, commanding the approaches by the Old Hagerstown Road, and
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
|1. Department Marker T. P. 3|
three regiments of Ripley's Brigade were ordered to follow George B. Anderson to the right.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
|2. The Six War Department Markers at the Pull Off|
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number T. P. 3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 29.082′ N, 77° 37.176′ W. Marker is near Bolivar, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Old National Road (Alternate U.S. 40) and Washington Monument Road, on the right when traveling west on Old National Road. Click for map. Located at a pull off from the Washington Monument Road, along side the Old National Road. Across the highway from the Old South Mountain Inn. Very close to the Frederick and Washington County line. The Appalachian Trail passes a few feet from the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 5 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6 (here, next to this marker); South Mountain Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle at South Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); 1862 Antietam Camapign (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Century Backpacker (within shouting distance of this marker); John Collins (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bolivar.
More about this marker. The title of this tablet is based on references in Battle of Antietam: The Official History by the Antietam Battlefield Board by George R. Large and Joe A. Swisher. None of the markers at Turner's Pass (or Gap) have a header or title.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Biography of Gen. D. H. Hill. (Submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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