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South Mountain

Crampton's, Turner's, and Fox's Gaps

September 14, 1862

Frederick County and Washington County, Maryland

The South Mountain State battlefield is located along Crampton's, Fox's, and Turner's Gaps of South Mountain. Its diverse terrain features rolling farmland of western Maryland and the deep forests of the Appalachian Trail.

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Essential To-Do List:
South Mountain

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

Visit the War Correspondents Memorial Arch

This impressive monument is an homage to those who saw and recorded the war - in narrative and illustration - for the benefit of the American public at their own peril.

Stand where Union General Jesse Reno was mortally wounded

Major General Jesse Reno commanded IX Crops of the Army of the Potomac, and is the namesake of Reno, Nevada. He was killed by a sharpshooter's bullet at Fox Gap during the Battle of South Mountain.

See where members of the Union VI Corps staged at South Mountain

Union Cemetery has an excellent vantage of the area between Burkittsville and Crampton's Gap. Members of Franklin's VI Corps witnessed much of the fighting at the gap from here.

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