Near Blue Ridge Summit in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Monterey Pass
General Kilpatrick stopped at the Monterey House where David Miller and Jacob Baer were held as prisoners. Mr. Miller and General Kilpatrick discussed the roads of the area and where they led. Mr. Miller informed General Kilpatrick of Mount Zion Road that led into Smithsburg and Leitersburg. General Kilpatrick wanted to send a regiment of his cavalry down the western side of the mountain so they could try and cut off the Confederate wagon train. General Kilpatrick ordered Lt. Colonel Preston of the 1st Vermont Cavalry to take Mr. Buhrman as his guide and take the road leading to Smithsburg.
General Kilpatrick also ordered Colonel Town to take a regiment to head off the wagon train East
As all of this was happening at the same time, General Kilpatrick had made plans of an attack from the east and west, he now had to concentrate on gaining the actual mountain pass of Monterey.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 44.327′ N, 77° 28.141′ W. Marker was near Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker was on Charmain Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Hawley Memorial Church. Marker was in this post office area: Blue Ridge Summit PA 17214, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (here, next to 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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Ridge Summit.
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (see nearby markers).
Also see . . . Monterey Pass Battlefield Association. The association provides many resources including a guide to the battlefield. (Submitted on May 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,421 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.