Photographs of South Mountain Battlefield
The Battle of South Mountain MD was fought on September 14, 1862, as part of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Maryland Campaign. Three pitched battles were fought for control of the South Mountain passes at Crampton's Gap, Turner's Gap, and Fox's Gap. General George B. McClellan's Union army needed to pass through these gaps, in to pursue Lee's divided Army of Northern VA. The delay at South Mountain allowed Lee to reunite his army prior to and during the Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17,1862.
The following photographs were taken by Dave Pattison's daughter, Cari, while she was hiking on the Appalachian Trail on July 4, 2019.