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Gapland in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Crampton Gap”

 
 
"Crampton Gap" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 12, 2003
1. "Crampton Gap" Marker
Inscription.  An important part of the Battle of South Mountain was fought here September 14-15, 1862, when the Federal forces pressed back the Confederate troops into Pleasant Valley and to Sharpsburg.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1714.
 
Location. 39° 23.999′ N, 77° 39.34′ W. Marker is in Gapland, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Rohrersville Road (Maryland Route 67) and Gapland Road, on the left when traveling south on Rohrersville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rohrersville MD 21779, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brownsville Pass: Semmes’ Gamble (approx. 0.9 miles away); The 15th North Carolina (approx. 0.9 miles away); GATH: The Man and His Mountain (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mell Rifles & Troup Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cobb’s Brigade McLaw’s Division C.S.A.
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Maryland Campaign of 1862 / The Lost Orders (approx. 0.9 miles away); Troup Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Padgett’s Field: Confederate Last Stand (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker arrow points east toward the gap where several other markers are located.
 
Crampton's Gap image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
2. Crampton's Gap
from Harper's Weekly, October 4, 1862
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,448 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 28, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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