Near Middletown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle at South Mountain
A Natural Barrier
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 29.067′ N, 77° 37.198′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 40 Alternate (Alternate U.S. 40) and Washington Monument Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 40 Alternate. Located in the parking lot for the Old South Mountain Inn. Very close to the Frederick and Washington County line. The Appalachian Trail passes a few feet from the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown MD 21769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1862 Antietam Campaign (here, next to this marker); 19th Century Backpacker (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 (within shouting distance of this marker).
More about this marker. The marker has a detailed map of South Mountain highlighting important battle sites.
A newspaper drawing of the battle carries the caption, Union forces advance to the pass. View from the National Road.
Related markers. Click here list of markers that are related to this marker. Lost Special Orders 191 markers
Also see . . .
1. Battle of South Mountain. From the State Park website. (Submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Official Reports of the Battle. (Submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Antietam Campaign 1862
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,368 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.