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The Battle of Monterey Pass

North Carolina Turns The Tide

 
 
The Battle of Monterey Pass wayside image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 8, 2022
1. The Battle of Monterey Pass wayside
Inscription.  
The 1st North Carolina Sharpshooters and a detachment of Alabama troops, supported by the 6th Virginia Cavalry entered the fight here, deploying a skirmish line and moved forward toward the tollhouse.
As the 6th Virginia Cavalry made their appearance on the battlefield, the men were horrified of the conditions of the fight. They soon broke and fled back toward Fairfield, many of them refusing to come back up until daylight.
The sharpshooters continued to push forward to the toll house after being under heavy artillery fire from a section of Pennington’s Battery. As the sharpshooters received additional support, General Kilpatrick realized he could not hold Monterey Pass any longer, and ordered the rest of the cavalry division westward, to Ringgold, MD.

”Before reaching the point
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the firing became very heavy for a few minutes and then ceased and was followed by the huzzas of the enemy. By this we knew the position had been captured by them and that they would break into that part of the train that had passed that point. We went ahead as fast as we could and as we came near found the enemy had placed a cannon in the road by which (sic) were approaching and were firing grape shot down the same every few minutes..”

Lieutenant Colonel Rufus W, Wharton
1st Battalion North Carolina Sharpshooters


”Captain John A. Throckmorton commanding the Sixth Virginia cavalry, came down from the mountain with his regiment. In a rather stirred-up condition, as if something wild and very dangerous had been seen in front. Captain Chew asked where he was going. He replied “Down the mountain. A Yankee battery fired canister into the head of my command, and I am not going there again until daylight.”
Gunner George Neese
Chew’s Battery

 
Erected by Monterey Pass Battlefield Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 44.568′ N, 77° 28.774′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Maria
The Battle of Monterey Pass wayside site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 8, 2022
2. The Battle of Monterey Pass wayside site
Furnace Road and Johnny Reb Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Monterey Pass Battlefield Park, Blue Ridge Summit PA 17214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Maria Furnace Road (a few steps from this marker); The Retreat From Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Before The Battle Of Gettysburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Ridge Summit Lions (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Retreat From Gettysburg (approx. ¼ mile away); The Raid On Harpers Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  A Midnight Battle Along the Mason Dixon Line. Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum website homepage (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Maria Furnace Road Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 8, 2022
3. Maria Furnace Road Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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