Following Kilpatrick’s Cavalry from Monterey Pass to Ringgold, MD

For directions of this portion of the tour. At the intersection of Route 16 one would proceed straight onto Old Waynesboro Road. Once you have passed the intersection, this is the road where the Confederate wagons were attacked by the 1st West Virginia Cavalry followed by Custer’s Brigade. Follow Old Waynesboro Road (Old Rt 16) all the way down the mountain until you get to Rouzerville.
From here you can do one or two things:
Proceed onto Waterloo Road and continue following Kilpatrick’s track or you can see the area where the wagons laid from falling down the mountain at RedRunPark.
Red Run Park side trip: From Old Rt 16, turn right onto Washington Township Blvd. Get into your right land and at the traffic light in front of Sheets make a right onto Route 16 and proceed no more than two miles and RedRunPark is located on your left. To get back to the driving tour, reverse your directions.
Continue on Waterloo Road to the intersection of Pen Mar Road and Harbaugh Church Road. Go straight onto Harbaugh Church Road and follow this all the way to Midvale Road (MD Rt. 418). Turn left at stop sign onto Midvale Road and you’ll enter Maryland. From here drive about two and a half miles to Ringgold. This is where this tour ends.
This bridge marks the break through of the Union cavalry at Monterey Pass. Two companies of the 5th Michigan will charge a crossed this bridge and file to the left. The 1st West Virginia Cavalry will then charge through capturing the Confederate cannon.
This bridge marks the break through of the Union cavalry at Monterey Pass. Two companies of the 5th Michigan will charge a crossed this bridge and file to the left. The 1st West Virginia Cavalry will then charge through capturing the Confederate cannon.
This is the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and is the location where those two companies of the 5th Michigan Cavalry deployed.
This is the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and is the location where those two companies of the 5th Michigan Cavalry deployed.
This is looking at the Union battle line from the Confederate line of battle at Happels Meadow Park.
This is looking at the Union battle line from the Confederate line of battle at Happels Meadow Park.
This is the toll gate and it where the 4th North Carolina Cavalry deployed assisting portions of the Confederate 1st Maryland Cavalry. In front of the red brick structure is where the wagon train was entering from Maria Furnace Road onto the Emmitsburg and Waynesboro Turnpike.
This is the toll gate and it where the 4th North Carolina Cavalry deployed assisting portions of the Confederate 1st Maryland Cavalry. In front of the red brick structure is where the wagon train was entering from Maria Furnace Road onto the Emmitsburg and Waynesboro Turnpike.
This is a view of the road that the wagon train was moving along as it was attacked.
This is a view of the road that the wagon train was moving along as it was attacked.
This is a view of the road that the wagon train was moving along as it was attacked.
This is a view of the road that the wagon train was moving along as it was attacked.
This is the mountain cliffs where several teamsters lost control and fell down the mountain.
This is the mountain cliffs where several teamsters lost control and fell down the mountain.
This is the bottom of the mountain and was rumored to have had remains of the wagons still visable years after the battle. This area can be viewed from Red Run Park.
This is the bottom of the mountain and was rumored to have had remains of the wagons still visable years after the battle. This area can be viewed from Red Run Park.
This is Rouzerville, Pikesville during the war and this is the intersection of Waterloo Road. The wagons took Waterloo Road.
This is Rouzerville, Pikesville during the war and this is the intersection of Waterloo Road. The wagons took Waterloo Road.
From Waterloo Road, take Harbaugh Church Road. This roadway was completely blocked by charred remains of wagons as well as wagons that were broken by the Union cavalry.
From Waterloo Road, take Harbaugh Church Road. This roadway was completely blocked by charred remains of wagons as well as wagons that were broken by the Union cavalry.
From Harbaugh Church Road, the Union cavalry continued the battle into Maryland. Ringgold is a few miles away.
From Harbaugh Church Road, the Union cavalry continued the battle into Maryland. Ringgold is a few miles away.
This is what is left of the square in Ringgold, MD. A bypass has split Ringgold in half. But the old sqaure still remains. This is looking toward Monterey Pass.
This is what is left of the square in Ringgold, MD. A bypass has split Ringgold in half. But the old sqaure still remains. This is looking toward Monterey Pass.
This is the old school house mentioned by Charles Buhrman where Kilpatrick ended the battle of Monterey Pass at around 7am on July 5th, 1863.
This is the old school house mentioned by Charles Buhrman where Kilpatrick ended the battle of Monterey Pass at around 7am on July 5th, 1863.
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