Monterey, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Monterey Pass
Confederate Reinforcements Arrive
Around 3:30 A.M., as the Union cavalry broke through the Confederate battle line, the Confederate provost guard ordered the remaining wagons coming from Fairfield Gap to halt, sparing them from capture. In addition, the 1st North Carolina Sharpshooters were deployed along the Maria Furnace Road. Supported by the 6th Virginia Cavalry, the sharpshooters began to advance on the Union position. Amidst the confusion, the 6th Virginia Cavalry retreated and refused to come up to Monterey Pass until daylight.
General Alfred Iversonís North Carolina Brigade arrived at dawn, capturing several Union prisoners. General Kilpatrick deployed his remaining force down the mountainside into Maryland, leaving Monterey Pass in Confederate hands.
“I could not tell what was before me in the dense darkness, whether friend or foeÖ Every other sound was drowned out by a roaring waterfall on my right; then emerging from its noise,
C.S. Cannoneer Edward Moore, Rockbridge Artillery
Location. 39° 44.3′ N, 77° 28.767′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Pennsylvania. Marker is on Charmian Road east of Buchanan Trail East (Pennsylvania Route 16), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro PA 17268, 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); Brown's Spring (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Monterey Pass/Michigan Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Retreat From Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); 10,000 Soldiers Fight at Monterey Pass (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.