“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gapland in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

“Crampton Gap”

"Crampton Gap" Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2003
1. "Crampton Gap" Marker
Inscription. An important part of the Battle of South Mountain was fought here September 14-15, 1862, when the Federal forces pressed the Confederate troops back into Pleasant Valley and on to Sharpsburg
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 23.999′ N, 77° 39.34′ W. Marker is in Gapland, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Rohrersville Road (Maryland Route 67) and Gapland Road, on the left when traveling south on Rohrersville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rohrersville MD 21779, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Retreat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brownsville Pass: Semmes’ Gamble (approx. 0.9 miles away); GATH: The Man and His Mountain (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mell Rifles & Troup Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cobb’s Brigade McLaw’s Division C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Maryland Campaign of 1862 / The Lost Orders (approx. 0.9 miles away); Troup Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Burial: A Most Disagreeable Task (approx. 0.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker arrow points east toward the gap where several other markers are located.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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