Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Skirmish In The Pass

The first Battle of Monterey Pass; a skirmish in size, was fought June 22nd 1863 as the Confederates moved into Pennsylvania.

Confederate Captain Robert B Moorman, who was commanding Company D of the 14th Virginia Cavalry, was ordered east from the Greencastle, Pennsylvania area on June 22nd 1863.  He was to obtain horses which were reported to be available in the vicinity.  The cavalry moved on east coming to Monterey Pass they ran into Union cavalry.  There was a short skirmish after which the 14th Virginia withdrew back towards Hagerstown, Maryland where they joined up with Confederate General Richard S Ewell.

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