Quote of the Day March 31, 2012

View from Frosttown Gap lookins south toward Fox Gap

“All up the mountain side rocks and boulders abound, and here and there, stone walls.  When to these features are added the heavily wooded portions and frequent depressions in the ground itself, some idea may be gathered of the difficulty of the task laid upon the division.”   O.R. Thomas Howard, regimental historian of the Pennsylvania Bucktails recalls the terrain at Frosttown Gap.  From The Battle of South Mountain by John David Hoptak.  Charleston:  The History Press, 2011 page 94. Originally from History of the “Bucktails”: Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps by O.R. Howard Thomas, and William H. Rauch . Philadelhia: Electric Printing Company, 1906 page 204.


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