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

Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6

 
 
War Department Marker T. P. 6 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. War Department Marker T. P. 6
Inscription.  When Hooker moved to the right at Bolivar by way of the Hagerstown road, Gibbon continued on the main road and attacked Colquitt, in position about 700 yards southeast of this point. He drove Colquitt's skirmishers and reached the bend in the road in Colquitt's front, but was unable to drive Colquitt, and bivouacked in his front. When darkness put an end to the engagement, Cox's Division of the Ninth Corps held the summit of the mountain, south of Fox's Gap. Hooker's First Corps gained the high ground northeast, commanding the Confederate line of retreat on Boonsboro, and Gibbon held the ground gained by him along the turnpike to the south. The Confederate line of retreat being in great jeopardy, Lee, immediately after dark put his Army in motion for Sharpsburg, where Jackson, Walker and McLaws joined him.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number T. P. 6.)
 
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.
 
Location.
The Six War Department Markers at the Pull Off image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. The Six War Department Markers at the Pull Off
39° 29.082′ N, 77° 37.176′ W. Marker is in Zittlestown, 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 in this post office area: 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 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 (here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 5 (here, next to this marker); South Mountain Summit (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); 19th Century Backpacker (within shouting distance of this marker); John Collins (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zittlestown.
 
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
Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
3. Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6 Marker
understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,480 times since then and 21 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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