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

North Carolina

 
 
Front Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Front Side
Inscription.  
(Front Side):
In Memory of the North Carolinians who fought at or near here September 14, 1862. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 23rd, 30th Infantry and Manly's and Reilly's Battery, 1st NC Artillery.

General D.H. Hill was in command of the Confederates with elements of Longstreet's Corps arriving in the afternoon. The fighting here at Fox's Gap saw one of the few instances of actual hand-to-hand combat of the war. The 13th NC was totally surrounded after the mortal wounding of Brig. Gen. Samuel Garland just a few yards from here. Two days after the battle, 58 Confederate dead were dumped down the well of Daniel Wise located NW. In 1874, they were reinterred in Hagerstown, MD.

(Back Side):
"Driven back from the front, the enemy falling back through Wise's garden, were met by out line coming up from the rear in the flank, and a terrific fight ensued. The color bearer of a Confederate regiment jumped up on the rear wall of the garden, and defiantly waving his flag, refused the many calls to surrender which he received, was shot and fell inside the garden wall. Private Hoagland
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of my company jumped over the fence and secured the flag. Lt. Col. Coleman of the 11th, who was present, and who had called upon the man to surrender, ordered Hoagland to deliver the flag to him, and afterwards claimed credit of its capture."
—R.B. Wilson, 12th Ohio
Letter to Gen. E.A. Carmen, Antietam Board, July 22, 1889
 
Erected 2003 by The Living History Association of Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) and the Central Maryland Heritage League.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 1889.
 
Location. 39° 28.053′ N, 77° 37.075′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Maryland, in Washington County. Memorial can be reached from South Mountain Natural Environmental Area Service, on the right when traveling south. Located on a walking trail off the service road to the south of the General Reno Monument area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8536 Reno Monument Rd, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 13th N.C. Regiment of Gen. Garland's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lost Orders (approx. 0.2 miles away); The "Wiregrass" Georgians (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deaths of Two Generals
North Carolina Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. North Carolina Dedication Plaque
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Historic Wise's Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near Here in Wise’s Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle for Fox’s Gap (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fox’s Gap on South Mountain. Stone Sentinels website entry (Submitted on March 30, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Battle of Fox's Gap image. Click for more information.
via Maryland Department of Natural Resources, unknown
3. Battle of Fox's Gap
Central Maryland Heritage League website entry
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Back Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
4. Back Side
Statue on the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. Statue on the Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
6. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
7. Right Side of Monument
Rock Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
8. Rock Wall
One of the rock walls that stand around the fields atop South Mountain near Fox Gap. While close to the location cited on the marker where the colors were captured, the wall is of more recent construction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on May 18, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   8. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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