Washington Township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Monterey Pass
Custer Moves Forward
Nothing could have prepared the Union cavalry for what they would experience that night. As the Union cavalry moved into this area, all conventional warfare tactics would prove useless. As heavy fighting broke out in these woods, much of the fighting was in close proximity to the “inky darkness.”
The mountain terrain itself would be another obstacle for the Union cavalry as they deployed. Hillsides with rock cropping and underbrush mad it difficult to navigate through the woods. To make matters worse, the thunderstorm began to re-intensify, adding to the misery of the battlefield conditions.
Not knowing where your enemy was located until a bright flash of light from a muzzle near you would be the final touch of horror for the Union cavalry soldier. Cutting the wagon train in half would not be an easy task.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 44.54′ N, 77° 28.446′ W. Marker is in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Charmian Road near Buchanan Trail East/Waynesboro Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14617 Charmian Rd, Blue Ridge Summit PA 17214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. 0.3 miles away); Before The Battle Of Gettysburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); 10,000 Soldiers Fight at Monterey Pass (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Before The Battle Of Gettysburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Raid On Harpers Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington Township.
More about this marker. Chronologically, this marker is first of a series on the Billy Yank Road.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.