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This battlefield is four small historic sites along the road, save the first which is at the Washington Monument State Park. There you can get a map to the four locations and some general information about battle. The North Carolina monument was probably the most...More
You should really have a guide to help you understand what happened here. Some of the battlefield is not opened to the general public as it is still in private hands. We were especially interested in where the Iron Brigade fought but that was the...More
This state park preserves three separate fights at the "gaps", during which Confederates fought to hold off the approaching Union army. Unfortunately, the three sections here are fragmented and poorly marked. More signs are needed to help visitors locate them AND navigate from one to...More
This is indeed a walk back in history. There are great vistas of Frederick County and Washington county. It is a small hike to the Monument and worth the trip. Don't forget to walk through the displays at the entrance.
Cramptons , Foxs and Turners Gaps ~ These are a must see for any student of the war between the states ( The Battle of South Mountain )
The history the views the trails and the stories are on par with Sharpsburg. The maps do...More
We did the State Park Ranger guided tour on the 152nd anniversary of the battle. I have already done all the ranger guided tours at the nearby national parks, so I wanted to see this other battlefield and do the tour. They do not do...More
This out of the way Maryland park includes the site of one of the most important 1862 Civil War battles- it set the stage for the horrible battle at Antietam a few days later. As the battle occurred in three places along the crest of...More