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The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park is a natural, cultural & historical park located in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania that commemorates Pennsylvania's second largest Civil War battle. The Battle of Monterey Pass was fought along a rugged mountain ridge, in a blinding thunderstorm, during the middle of the night on July 4 & 5, 1863, just one day after the close of the battle of Gettysburg.

The battle eventually spilled into Maryland during the early morning hours of July 5th, making it the only battle to be fought on both sides of the Mason Dixon Line. During the aftermath of the battle, the Confederate army marched through Monterey Pass, and many thousands of soldiers bivouacked here before marching to the Potomac River at Williamsport and Falling Waters, Maryland. For more information, read the following article on the Battle of Monterey Pass.

For directions to Monterey Pass Battlefield and Parking, please visit this link.


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