Blue Ridge Summit in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
10,000 Soldiers Fight at Monterey Pass
Approximately 10,000 soldiers fought around Monterey Pass. The battle lasted more than six hours, as they struggled in some of the most bewildering combat of the war. In the lightning, gunfire, and confusion, many of the terrified teams of horses and mules bolted down the side of the mountain, crushing the occupants of the wagons. More than 1,500 Confederates were taken prisoner. Next to Gettysburg, Monterey was the largest Civil War action fought in Pennsylvania.
Erected by Pennsylvania Civil War Trails.
Marker series. Pennsylvania Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 44.308′ N, 77° 28.711′ W. Marker is in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Charmain Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the Rolando Woods Lions Club Memorial Park. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Monterey Pass (here, next to this marker); Brown's Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Monterey Pass/Michigan Cavalry Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away); Monterey Academy (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of Fountain Dale (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blue Ridge Summit.
More about this marker. In the center of the marker is a wartime sketch. This illustration of the Confederates retreating toward the Potomac through Monterey Pass was most likely drawn by Alfred Rudolph Waud, a British-American
Also see . . . Monterey Pass Battlefield Association. The association provides many resources including a guide to the battlefield. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,324 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.