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

The Battle of Monterey Pass

Stop the Wagons

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, May 13, 2019
1. The Battle of Monterey Pass - Stop the Wagons Marker
Inscription.  After the first Union attack was repelled by Captain Emack, he then worried about the wagon train entering the Emmitsburg and Waynesboro Turnpike from Maria Furnace Road. He quickly ordered his men near present day Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church to reorganize their line, while he rode ahead to near here, and ordered the wagons to stop. He then turned his attention to the trains turning onto the turnpike at the tollgate and hurried them along. He wanted the road to be clear for when the Union cavalry broke through.

General Jones arrived and ordered the wagons to keep moving. He wanted to keep the flow of traffic moving and would rather risk losing several wagons than have the traffic stopped and potentially lose all the wagons. Jones countered Captain Emack’s decision.

Captain Emack returned to the area of the Monterey Inn and was forced to hold the line there, buying as much time as he could in order for more of the wagons to clear the Monterey Pass tollhouse.
 
Location. 39° 44.435′ N, 77° 28.84′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Pennsylvania
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By Larry Gertner, May 13, 2019
2. To The Battle of Monterey Pass- Stop the Wagons Marker
Via the Rolando Woods Trail
, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Charmian Road east of Buchanan Trail East/Waynesboro Road (Pennsylvania Route 16), on the left when traveling east. Marker can be reached from Rolando Woods Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Charmian Road, 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. Before The Battle Of Gettysburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Raid On Harpers Ferry (about 600 feet away); A Midnight Battle Along The Mason-Dixon Line/Walking Tour (about 700 feet away); The Underground Railroad (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Before The Battle Of Gettysburg (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown's Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Retreat From Gettysburg (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Battle of Monterey Pass - Stop the Wagons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 13, 2019
3. The Battle of Monterey Pass - Stop the Wagons Marker
The beginning of the Maria Furnace Trail
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 13, 2019
4. Inset
A drawing of a wagon train moving through a sunken road during a heavy rain storm.
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By Larry Gertner, May 13, 2019
5. The Battle of Monterey Pass Marker
Confederate Brigadier General William Jones
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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