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

Confederate Retreat

 
 
Confederate Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 21, 2007
1. Confederate Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Driven from Crampton’s Gap on Sept. 14, 1862, by Gen. Franklin’s Sixth Corps, elements of McLaws’ Confederates formed across Pleasant Valley to bar Union advance on Maryland Heights and Harper’s Ferry. Later these Confederates joined Lee about Sharpsburg.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 23.985′ N, 77° 39.273′ W. Marker was near Gapland, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker was at the intersection of Gapland Road and Rohrersville Road (Maryland Route 67), on the left when traveling west on Gapland Road. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. “Crampton Gap” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brownsville Pass: Semmes’ Gamble (approx. 0.8 miles away); The 15th North Carolina (approx. 0.8 miles away); GATH: The Man and His Mountain
Looking Up Gapland Road Toward Crampton's Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 21, 2007
2. Looking Up Gapland Road Toward Crampton's Gap
The Confederate forces fell back down this road, into Pleasant Valley. Later Gen. McLaws formed a defensive line further down the valley in the vicinity of Brownsville, Maryland.
(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); Troup Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Padgett’s Field: Confederate Last Stand (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is missing.
 
Confederate Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
3. Confederate Retreat Marker
Confederate Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2020
4. Confederate Retreat Marker
View from Crampton's Gap marker towards Gapland Road intersection with Route 67 where Retreat marker was previously located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then. Last updated on October 21, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on October 21, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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