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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Forcing Fox's Gap and Turner's Gap. (search)
h a copy had fallen into McClellan's hands, directed the concentration of the forces under Longstreet and D. H. Hill at Boonsboro‘, where they were to be joined by those under Jackson as soon as Harper's Ferry should be taken.
McClellan's orders and correspondence show that he expected a battle at Boonsboro‘, but not at South Mountain or east of it. Pleasonton had found a rear-guard at Turner's Gap, but the support of a single brigade of infantry was assumed to be enough to enable his cavalry Mountain.
This monument, to the memory of George Washington, was first erected by the citizens of Boonsboro' and vicinity in 1827.
It stands on the summit, a mile and a half north of Turner's Gap [see map, p. 568]. Originally ng the battle of Antietam.
In 1882 the monument was rebuilt, as seen on the left of the picture, by the Odd Fellows of Boonsboro‘. The present height of the tower, including the observatory, is forty feet. Editors. determined effort to push us bac<