South Mountain - Crampton’s Gap - September 14, 1862 - 5:30pm to 6pm
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South Mountain - Crampton’s Gap - September 14, 1862 - 5:30pm to 6pm (October 2019)
American Battlefield Trust
American Battlefield Trust’s map of Crampton’s Gap at the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862
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.