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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
beginning of October, 1866. it is on the Sharpsburg road, about a mile and a half South from Keedy's tavern, on the pike at Turner's Gap. finally, by hard and persistent fighting Cox gained a foothold on the crest, not far from the house of Daniel Wise, an earnest Union man. It was now noon, and up to this time only the divisions of Cox and Hill had been engaged. Very soon the battle assumed far greater proportions. Hill had sent for Longstreet to come to his help, and between two and tion of the battle-field on South Mountain, where General Reno was killed, as it appeared when the writer visited it, early in October, 1866. the field was dotted with evergreen shrubs. The place where Reno fell is marked by a stone set up by Daniel Wise, whose son owned the land. It is seen near the two figures. Not far from the spot was a chestnut tree, that bore the scars of many wounds made during the battle. command, his own passing to the care of Colonel Wainright 01 the Seventy-sixth