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Crampton’s Gap, September 14, 1862

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South Mountain - Crampton's Gap - Sept 14, 1862 - 5:30pm-6:00pm (April 2019)
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.

Learn More: The Battle of South Mountain