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

Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2

 
 
War Department Marker T. P. 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. War Department Marker T. P. 2
Inscription.  In the advance of the Union forces to repel the invasion of Maryland by the Confederates, the Army of the Potomac commanded by Major General Geo. B. McClellan, moved northward from Washington with its front extending from near the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to the Potomac River. On September 12th, Cox Kanawha Division of the Ninth Corps, occupied Frederick. On the 13th Pleasonton's Union cavalry, moving from Frederick on the National Road, forced the passage of Catoctin Mountain, Stuart's cavalry retired to Catoctin Creek and then to the east foot of this Pass. Cox's Division moved to Middletown. Willcox's and Sturgis' Division bivouacked at the west base of the Catoctin, and Rodman's at Frederick. The First (Hooker's) Corps bivouacked on the South side of the Monocacy near the crossing of the National Road, the Sixth (Franklin's) Corps at Buckeystown and Couch's Division between that place and the Potomac. The Second (Sumner's) and Twelfth (Mansfield's) Corps and Sykes' Division of the Fifth Corps concentrated at Frederick. Informed at Frederick of the position of the Confederate Army and the intentions of the Confederate commander, General
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McClellan, on the evening of the 13th, gave orders to cross South Mountain on the 14th, the main body by this pass to attack D.H. Hill and Longstreet, the Sixth Corps and Couch's Division at Crampton's Pass, six miles south, to attack McLaws and relieve Harper's Ferry.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number T. P. 2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1972.
 
Location. 39° 29.082′ N, 77° 37.176′ W. Marker is near Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Old National Road (Alternate U.S. 40) and Washington Monument Road on Old National Road. Located at a pull off from the Washington Monument Road, along side the Old National Road. Across the highway from 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 at or near this postal address: 6127 Old National Pike, Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4
The Six War Department Markers at the Pull Off image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. The Six War Department Markers at the Pull Off
(here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 5 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6 (here, next to this marker); South Mountain Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); John Collins (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Century Backpacker (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle at South Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boonsboro.
 
More about this marker. The title of this tablet is based on references in Battle of Antietam: The Official History by the Antietam Battlefield Board by George R. Large and Joe A. Swisher. None of the markers at Turner's Pass (or Gap) have a header or title.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Remembering Our Boys: The Historical Tablets at Antietam National Battlefield
Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
3. Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 Marker
. Antietam on the Web entry (Submitted on March 26, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Following the Antietam Campaign with Maps. Antietam on the Web entry:
This map details the action from September 12th, and the action leading up to the Battle of South Mountain. (Submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,855 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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