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
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.
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