Monterey in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Monterey Pass
Kilpatrick Divides His Cavalry
At the Monterey Inn, Kilpatrick discussed area roads and where they led. Resident David Miller informed Kilpatrick of Mount Zion Road that lead into Smithburg and Leitersburg. using Charles Buhrman as a guide, Kilpatrick ordered the 1st Vermont Cavalry to head off the wagon train as it entered the Cumberland Valley.
Kilpatrick also ordered a portion of the 1st Michigan Cavalry, using Hetty Zielinger and James McCullogh as guides, to head off the Confederate wagon train coming into Fairfield Gap. With plans to hit the wagon train from the rear and front, General Kilpatrick now planned to cut it in half by sending Custerís Brigade forward to Red Run.
“Kilpatrick asked me which way I thought the wagon train was going, and where I supposed they would strike the river. I told him they could go by Smithburg, or Boonesboro, and cross the river at Sharpsburg, or go by Leitersburg,
Location. 39° 44.328′ N, 77° 28.139′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Charmian Road west of Clermont Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14753 Charmian Rd, Blue Ridge Summit PA 17214, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (a few steps from this marker); Monterey Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); 10,000 Soldiers Fight at Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away); The Retreat From Gettysburg (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (approx. half a mile away); Brown's Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Also see . . . Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “The Battle of Monterey Pass” (Submitted on May 16, 2017.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.