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The Retreat From Gettysburg

Longstreet's Corps

 
 
The Retreat From Gettysburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2017
1. The Retreat From Gettysburg Marker
Inscription. On July 5, Confederate General James Longstreet’s Corps marched from Fairfield, along the Jack’s Mountain Road to Fountaindale. From there, Longstreet’s Corps marched to Monterey Pass, along the Emmitsburg and Waynesboro Turnpike. General John B. Hood’s Division led the advance, followed by General George Pickett’s Division, and bringing up the rear was General Lafayette McLaws. They encamped along the Emmitsburg and Waynesboro Turnpike, with McLaw’s Division at the eastern base, and Hood’s division at the western portion of the summit. Pickett’s Division encamped on the grounds of the Monterey Inn. The next day, Pickett was ordered to march with Hill’s Corps.

On July 6, Longstreet’s Corps took the lead of the army, with McLaws’ Division in front and Hood’s Division following behind. They encamped near Leitersburg, MD that night.

On July 14, Longstreet’s Corps crossed the Potomac River at Falling Waters, MD.
 
Location. 39° 44.311′ N, 77° 28.72′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Pennsylvania. Marker is on Charmian Road 0.1 miles east of Buchanan Trail East (Pennsylvania Route 16), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro PA 17268, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Marker location in Rolando Woods Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2017
2. Marker location in Rolando Woods Park
This marker replaces two previous markers at the same location.
of this marker. The Battle of Monterey Pass (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); 10,000 Soldiers Fight at 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Monterey Pass/Michigan Cavalry Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Corps Commander James Longstreet image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2017
3. Corps Commander James Longstreet
Longstreet's senior commanders image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2017
4. Longstreet's senior commanders
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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