Near Blue Ridge Summit in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Monterey Pass
General Kilpatrick stopped at the Monterey House where David Miller and Jacob Baer were held as prisoners. Mr. Miller and General Kilpatrick discussed the roads of the area and where they led. Mr. Miller informed General Kilpatrick of Mount Zion Road that led into Smithsburg and Leitersburg. General Kilpatrick wanted to send a regiment of his cavalry down the western side of the mountain so they could try and cut off the Confederate wagon train. General Kilpatrick ordered Lt. Colonel Preston of the 1st Vermont Cavalry to take Mr. Buhrman as his guide and take the road leading to Smithsburg.
General Kilpatrick also ordered Colonel Town to take a regiment to head off the wagon train East
As all of this was happening at the same time, General Kilpatrick had made plans of an attack from the east and west, he now had to concentrate on gaining the actual mountain pass of Monterey.
Location. 39° 44.327′ N, 77° 28.141′ W. Marker is near Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Charmain Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in front of the Hawley Memorial Church. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Ridge Summit PA 17214, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (here, next to this marker); Monterey Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); 10,000 Soldiers Fight at Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away); Brown's Spring (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Monterey Pass/Michigan Cavalry Brigade The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Battle of Fountain Dale (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blue Ridge Summit.
More about this marker. On the lower right is a photo and a map. The photo shows The Monterey Inn as it appeared in 1865. The Monterey Inn was destroyed by fire early in the morning of July 2, 1942. The map shows the route in blue the Union Cavalry took. The route of the Confederate wagon train is marked in red. You are currently located near the area that has "x" on the map.
Also see . . . Monterey Pass Battlefield Association. The association provides many resources including a guide to the battlefield. (Submitted on May 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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