Maryland My Maryland 2012 – Fox’s Gap

September 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Just to the south of Turner’s Gap, other elements of A.P. Hill’s division (most notably Drayton’s Brigade) defended Fox’s Gap against Reno’s IX Corps. A 9 a.m. attack by Union Brig. Gen. Jacob D. Cox‘s Kanawha Division secured much of the land south of the gap. In the movement, Lt. Col. Rutherford B. Hayes of the 23rd Ohio led a flank attack and was seriously wounded. Cox pushed through the North Carolinians positioned behind a stone wall at the gap’s crest, but he failed to capitalize on his gains as his men were exhausted, allowing Confederate reinforcements to deploy in the gap around the Daniel Wise farm. Reno sent forward the rest of his corps, but due to the timely arrival of Southern reinforcements under Confederate Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood, they failed to dislodge the defenders. Union Maj. Gen. Jesse Reno and Confederate Brig. Gen. Samuel Garland, Jr., were killed at Fox’s Gap. Union soldiers dumped 60 Confederate bodies down Farmer Wise’s dry well, paying him $60 in compensation.

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13th Virginia Co I charge the field


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