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

Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4

 
 
War Department Marker T. P. 4 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. War Department Marker T. P. 4
Inscription.  
Cox’s Division of the Ninth Corps moved from Middletown at 6 A. M., September 14, by the Frederick and Hagerstown Pike, turned to the left at Koogle’s Mill, on the Catoctin, nearly four miles southeast of this, and, marching on the old Sharpsburg road, at 9 A. M. encountered Garland’s Brigade immediately south of Fox's Gap one mile south of this. A severe contest resulted in the death of General Garland, the dispersion of his Brigade, and Cox established himself on the crest of the mountain. George B. Anderson’s Brigade coming to the assistance of Garland, attempted to regain the lost ground and was repulsed. At 2 P. M., Willcox’s Division formed on Cox’s right with Sturgis’ Division in reserve. Harland’s Brigade of Rodman's Division formed on Willcox’s right and Fairchild's Brigade of the same Division on Cox’s left. At 4 P. M., the whole line advanced and met with stout resistance by the Brigades of G. B. Anderson, Garland and Ripley of D. H. Hill’s Division, Rosser’s Cavalry, and the Brigades of Drayton and Geo. T. Anderson of D. R. Jones’ Division and the two Brigades (Wofford and Law) of Hood’s Division. The four Brigades last named
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marching that day from Hagerstown and arriving on the field between 3 and 4 P. M. The contest continued until dark, the Confederates holding Fox’s Gap and the ridge north of it. Cox’s Division maintaining its hold on the ridge south of the Gap. As the engagement closed Major-General J. L. Reno, Commanding Ninth Corps, was killed.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number T. P. 4.)
 
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 the right when traveling west 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. 2
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. 3 (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 . . .
Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
3. Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 Marker

1. Remembering Our Boys: The Historical Tablets at Antietam National Battlefield. Antietam on the Webs 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 (Submitted on March 26, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
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 1,768 times since then and 20 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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