Near Bolivar in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle at South Mountain
A Natural Barrier
—Antietam Campaign 1862 —
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 29.067′ N, 77° 37.198′ 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 east on Old National Road. Click for map. Located in the parking lot for 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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1862 Antietam Campaign (here, next to this marker); 19th Century Backpacker (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bolivar.
More about this marker. The marker has a detailed map of South Mountain highlighting important battle sites.
A newspaper drawing of the battle carries the caption, Union forces advance to the pass. View from the National Road.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lost Special Orders 191 markers
Also see . . .
1. Battle of South Mountain. From the State Park website.
2. Official Reports of the Battle.
Additional keywords. Antietam Campaign 1862
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,830 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.