Near Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory of the North Carolinians who fought at or near here September 14, 1862. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 23rd, 30th Infantry and Manly's and Reilly's Battery, 1st NC Artillery.
General D.H. Hill was in command of the Confederates with elements of Longstreet's Corps arriving in the afternoon. The fighting here at Fox's Gap saw one of the few instances of actual hand-to-hand combat of the war. The 13th NC was totally surrounded after the mortal wounding of Brig. Gen. Samuel Garland just a few yards from here. Two days after the battle, 58 Confederate dead were dumped down the well of Daniel Wise located NW. In 1874, they were reinterred in Hagerstown, MD.
"Driven back from the front, the enemy falling back through Wise's garden, were met by out line coming up from the rear in the flank, and a terrific fight ensued. The color bearer of a Confederate regiment jumped up on the rear wall of the garden, and defiantly waving his flag, refused the many calls to surrender which he received, was shot and fell inside the garden wall. Private Hoagland of my company jumped over the fence and secured the flag. Lt. Col. Coleman of the 11th, who was present, and who had called upon the man to surrender, ordered Hoagland to deliver the flag to him, and
R.B. Wilson, 12th Ohio
Letter to Gen. E.A. Carmen, Antietam Board
July 22, 1889
Erected 2003 by The Living History Association of Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) and the Central Maryland Heritage League.
Location. 39° 28.053′ N, 77° 37.075′ W. Marker is near Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Mountain Natural Environmental Area Service, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on a walking trail off the service road to the south of the General Reno Monument area. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, 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 Lost Orders (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deaths of Two Generals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near Here in Wise’s Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle for Fox’s Gap (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stonewall Regiment (approx. ¼ mile away); The Dahlgren Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boonsboro.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of South Mountain - Fox Gap (Submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. General D.H. Hill's Account. The General's official report of the battle. (Submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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