Battle of Monterey Pass (Reinforcements)

Battle of Monterey Pass (Reinforcements) (HM1S8X)

Location: Waynesboro, PA 17268 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.300', W 77° 28.775'

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Confederate Reinforcements Arrive

The Confederate defenders of Captain George Emack's company of the 1st Maryland Cavalry, supported by Captain Tanner's artillery detachment, were deployed in this area. As the battle continued past midnight, reinforcements began to arrive. The 4th North Carolina Cavalry deployed near the tollgate, while other companies of the 1st Maryland Cavalry were en route from Waterloo (Rouzerville area).

Around 3:30 a.m., as the Union cavalry broke through the Confederate battle line, the Confederate provost guard ordered the remaining wagons coming from Fairfield Gap to halt, sparing them from capture. In addition, the 1st North Carolina Sharpshooters were deployed along the Maria Furance Road. Supported by the 6th Virginia Cavalry, the sharpshooters began to advance on the Union position and were fired upon by the two cannon from Captain Pennington's Battery, deployed at the tollgate. Amidst the confusion, the 6th Virtginia Cavalry retreated and refused to come up to Monterey Pass until after daybreak.

General Alfred Iverson's North Carolina Brigade arrived at dawn, capturing several Union prisioners. General Kilpatrick ordered his remaining force down the mountainside into Maryland, leaving Monterey Pass in Confederate hands.

"I could not tell what was before me in the dense darkness, whether friend or foe... Every other sound was drowned by a roaring waterfall on my right; then emerging from its noise, I was carried at a fearful rate close by dismounted men who were firing from behind trees along the roadside, the flashes of their guns whose speedy gleams the darkness swallowed." C.S, CANNONEER EDWARD MOORE, ROCKBRIDGE ARTILLERY
HM NumberHM1S8X
Series This marker is part of the series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassBoth
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 6:50pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DOUGLAS MOWEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287525 N 4401655
Decimal Degrees39.73833333, -77.47958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.300', W 77° 28.775'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 18" N, 77° 28' 46.5" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34 Charmian Rd, Waynesboro PA 17268, US
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