Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2

Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 (HMD7)

Location: Middletown, MD 21769 Berrien County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 29.082', W 77° 37.176'

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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 Pass, six miles south, to attack McLaws and relieve Harper's Ferry.
HM NumberHMD7
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker NumberT. P. 2
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 274704 N 4373842
Decimal Degrees39.48470000, -77.61960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.082', W 77° 37.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 4.92" N, 77° 37' 10.56" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-499 Appalachian Trail, Middletown MD 21769, US
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