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Near Bolivar in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2

 
 
War Department Marker T. P. 2 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. War Department Marker T. P. 2
Inscription. In the advance of the Union forces to repel the invasion of Maryland by the Confederates, the Army of the Potomac commanded by Major General Geo. B. McClellan, moved northward from Washington with its front extending from near the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to the Potomac River. On September 12th, Cox Kanawha Division of the Ninth Corps, occupied Frederick. On the 13th Pleasonton's Union cavalry, moving from Frederick on the National Road, forced the passage of Catoctin Mountain, Stuart's cavalry retired to Catoctin Creek and then to the east foot of this Pass. Cox's Division moved to Middletown. Willcox's and Sturgis' Division bivouacked at the west base of the Catoctin, and Rodman's at Frederick. The First (Hooker's) Corps bivouacked on the South side of the Monocacy near the crossing of the National Road, the Sixth (Franklin's) Corps at Buckeystown and Couch's Division between that place and the Potomac. The Second (Sumner's) and Twelfth (Mansfield's) Corps and Sykes' Division of the Fifth Corps concentrated at Frederick. Informed at Frederick of the position of the Confederate Army and the intentions of the Confederate commander, General McClellan, on the evening of the 13th, gave orders to cross South Mountain on the 14th, the main body by this pass to attack D.H. Hill and Longstreet, the Sixth Corps and Couch's Division at Crampton's
The Six War Department Markers at the Pull Off image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. The Six War Department Markers at the Pull Off
Pass, six miles south, to attack McLaws and relieve Harper's Ferry.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number T. P. 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.082′ N, 77° 37.176′ W. Marker is near Bolivar, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Old National Road (Alternate U.S. 40) and Washington Monument Road on Old National Road. Touch for map. Located at a pull off from the Washington Monument Road, along side the Old National Road. Across the highway from the Old South Mountain Inn. Very close to the Frederick and Washington County line. The Appalachian Trail passes a few feet from the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 ( here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 ( here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 ( here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 5 ( here, next to this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6
Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
3. Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 Marker
( here, next to this marker); South Mountain Summit ( within shouting distance of this marker); Battle at South Mountain ( within shouting distance of this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign ( within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Century Backpacker ( within shouting distance of this marker); John Collins ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
 
More about this marker. The title of this tablet is based on references in Battle of Antietam: The Official History by the Antietam Battlefield Board by George R. Large and Joe A. Swisher. None of the markers at Turner's Pass (or Gap) have a header or title.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Campaign Maps. This map details the action from September 12th, and the action leading up to the Battle of South Mountain. (Submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Short Discussion of the Battle of South Mountain. (Submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,615 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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