Brownsville in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1860.
Location. 39° 22.919′ N, 77° 39.637′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Boteler Road and Brownsville Pass Road, on the left when traveling south on Boteler Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville MD 21715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Maryland Heights (approx. one mile away); “Crampton Gap” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Forest of Needwood (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Forces (approx. Burkittsville: Henry Burkitt’s Town (approx. 1.8 miles away); “Sealed With Their Lives” (approx. 1.8 miles away); Chew’s Ashby Artillery (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
Regarding Brownsville-Burkittsville Pass. The Brownsville Pass Road, described on the marker as the route over South Mountain, is no longer maintained. A trail still traces its path over the mountain, but the road dead ends about a half mile east of the marker.
Also see . . . Crampton's Gap or South Mountain, Which is it?. Timothy Reese places the fighting along South Mountain on September 14, 1862 in context to the Antietam Campaign. Of note, scroll about halfway down the page to see a panoramic view of South Mountain with the gaps and other terrain features pointed out. From this perspective, clearly Brownsville Gap was the right anchor of the Confederate's eight mile front along South Mountain. (Submitted on August 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,969 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.