Washington Township 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.
Erected by Pennsylvania Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 44.308′ N, 77° 28.705′ W. Marker is in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Charmian Road, on the right when traveling west. Located at the Rolando Woods Lions Club Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14340 Charmian Rd, Waynesboro PA 17268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Monterey Pass (a few steps from this marker); The Retreat From Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of 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); Before The Battle Of Gettysburg (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington Township.
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 newspaper artist that was very popular during the Civil War era. It was relatively common for sketches made quickly on the battlefield to be touched up or re-drawn by other artists so that they may be suitable for publishing in weekly newspapers of the era, including Frank Leslie's Illustrated News and Harper's Weekly.
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,690 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on June 2, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on May 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.