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Washington Township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brown's Spring

 
 
Brown's Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2015
1. Brown's Spring Marker
Inscription.  
During Lee's retreat General Judson Kilpatrick U.S.A. took 1500 prisoners and 9 mi. wagon train near here
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 44.308′ N, 77° 28.76′ W. Marker is in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Charmian Road 0.1 miles east of Buchanan Trail East (Pennsylvania Route 16), on the right when traveling west. Near the entrance to Rolando Woods Lions Club Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14306 Charmian Rd, Waynesboro PA 17268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Monterey Pass (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (a few steps from this marker); The Retreat From Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Monterey Pass/Michigan Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); A Midnight Battle Along The Mason-Dixon Line/Walking Tour
Brown's Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2015
2. Brown's Spring Marker
At the time of the battle, Maj. Charles Capehart led a charge of the 1st West Virginia Cavalry over the wooden bridge here. He would be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Marker and park entrance visible to the right.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Before The Battle Of Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington Township.
 
Regarding Brown's Spring. The action referred to on the marker refers to the Battle of Monterey Pass.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.)
2. Fight at Monterey Pass. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 25, 2015.) 
 
Brown's Spring image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2017
3. Brown's Spring
The springhouse is located towards the back of the park near a picnic area.
Union Cavalry Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick image. Click for full size.
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4. Union Cavalry Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick
File from The Photographic History of The Civil War in Ten Volumes: Volume Four, The Cavalry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on October 25, 2015, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on May 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on September 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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