Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fox's Gap / Turner's Gap (South Mountain)

Fox's Gap
The Federal's held the advantage in the morning fighting, but John Hood's stand at the Daniel Wise Farm prevented a breakthrough.  The death of Jesse Reno, shot while reconnoitering the field, was a blow to Union fortunes.

Turner's Gap
The difficult terrain along this section of the battlefield made the fighting especially treacherous.  With Joe Hooker's Federals holding the high ground at the end of the day, Robert E. Lee ordered a retreat towards Boonsboro.

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