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Monterey in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Monterey Pass

The Battle Begins

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2015
1. The Battle of Monterey Pass Marker
Inscription. At this location, Confederate Captain Robert Tanner deployed one Napoleon cannon to guard the eastern Summit of South Mountain.

At 9:00 p.m., the 5th Michigan Cavalry, leading the advance of union General Judson Kilpatrick’s Cavalry Division, was fired upon by the Confederate cannon. Captain Tanner was supported by twenty-five cavalrymen of Captain George Emack’s Company B, 1st Maryland Cavalry.

After five rounds of canister had been fired, Emack’s men charged the 5th Michigan Cavalry and pushed them back past where the Claremont House once stood. After this brief engagement, Captain Emack ordered his men to fall back to the Monterey Inn.

Reorganizing, Kilpatrick ordered a squadron of the 18th Pennsylvania to dismount and advance on Tanner’s artillery position. As the artillerists were repositioning the cannon, the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry came out of the woods and captured the empty limber.

Seeing that he might be out flanked, Captain withdrew his force from the Monterey Inn (Monterey Lane and Charmian Road intersection) and redeployed them along the banks of Red Run, near the road where the Confederate wagon train was moving on.

“After passing the Claremont, the rebels fired three or four shots with grape and canister, and then pulled up their battery and retreated. I
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By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2015
2. The Battle of Monterey Pass Marker
This is one of two waysides attached to the fence at the post-war Hawley Memorial Prysbeterian Church.
don’t think they killed any of Kilpatrick’s men with the battery, as they fired too soon and the grape and canister went over our men’s heads; but it made some of our men retreat, and caused a great deal of confusion.”

Charles Buhrman
 
Location. 39° 44.33′ N, 77° 28.133′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Charmian Road west of Clermont Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14753 Charmian Rd, 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 (a few steps from this marker); Monterey Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); 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); The Retreat From Gettysburg (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away); Brown's Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location.
Sketch of a 12 pound Napoleon by Edwin Forbes. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
3. Sketch of a 12 pound Napoleon by Edwin Forbes.
This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “The Battle of Monterey Pass” (Submitted on May 16, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2015
4. The Battle of Monterey Pass
Looking down the road towards the direction of the Union advance from the position of Tanner's 12lb. Napoleon.
A typical Confederate cavalryman during the 1863 Pennsylvania Campaign. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
5. A typical Confederate cavalryman during the 1863 Pennsylvania Campaign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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