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Sites From the Battle of South Mountain, 1862

Originally published by Civil War Times magazine. Published Online: March 27, 2012 
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Local residents built the jug-shaped Washington Monument in 1827 at Turner’s Gap, and it is considered the first monument to the president erected in the United States. It was mostly rubble during the Civil War, but Union troops still used it as a signal station. (Photographs by Jennifer Vann)


3 Responses to “Sites From the Battle of South Mountain, 1862”


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    Jennifer from Down-Under says:

    perfect place for sentries

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    Jennifer from Down-Under says:

    looks cold and miserable

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    Jennifer from Down-Under says:

    not many monuments show the revered one falling. quite impressive



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