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

“Crampton Gap”

 
 
"Crampton Gap" Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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. Confederate Retreat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brownsville Pass: Semmes’ Gamble (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. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Maryland Campaign of 1862 / The Lost Orders
Crampton's Gap image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
2. Crampton's Gap
from Harper's Weekly, October 4, 1862
(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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 19 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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