South Mountain - Crampton's Gap - Sept 14, 1862 - 5:30pm-6:00pm (April 2019)
American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of South Mountain - Crampton’s Gap
Only about one thousand Confederates defended Crampton's Gap, the southernmost of the South Mountain passes. At around 4:00 p.m., Maj. Gen. Henry Slocum's division charged into the gap and dislodged the Confederates from the protection of a stone fence. The arrival of four regiments under Gen. Howell Cobb did little to stem the Union tide. Reinforced by a brigade of Vermonters, the Federals made a second attack and drove the remaining Confederates down the western slope of South Mountain, leaving the VI Corps in possession of Crampton's Gap.