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

Confederate Retreat

 
 
Confederate Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 21, 2007
1. Confederate Retreat Marker
Inscription. Driven from Crampton’s Gap on Sept. 14, 1862, by Gen. Franklin’s Sixth Corps, elements of McLaws’ Confederates formed across Pleasant Valley to bar Union advance on Maryland Heights and Harper’s Ferry. Later these Confederates joined Lee about Sharpsburg.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 23.985′ N, 77° 39.273′ W. Marker is near Gapland, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Gapland Road and Rohrersville Road (Maryland Route 67), on the left when traveling west on Gapland Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rohrersville MD 21779, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Crampton Gap” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brownsville Pass: Semmes’ Gamble (approx. 0.8 miles away); GATH: The Man and His Mountain (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mell Rifles & Troup Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cobb’s Brigade McLaw’s Division C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Troup Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Padgett’s Field: Confederate Last Stand (approx. 0.9 miles away); Burial: A Most Disagreeable Task (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Looking Up Gapland Road Toward Crampton's Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 21, 2007
2. Looking Up Gapland Road Toward Crampton's Gap
The Confederate forces fell back down this road, into Pleasant Valley. Later Gen. McLaws formed a defensive line further down the valley in the vicinity of Brownsville, Maryland.
Confederate Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
3. Confederate Retreat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 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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