South Mountain State Battlefield6620 Zittlestown RoadMiddletown MD 21769
Mailing Address:c/o Greenbrier State Park21843 National PikeBoonsboro MD 21713
Hours: 8 a.m. to Sunset
South Mountain State Battlefield seeks to preserve and interpret the first major Civil War battle to take place in Maryland. Fought on September 14, 1862, the Battle of South Mountain was a critical turning point in the American Civil War. The Union victories at South Mountain and Antietam (fought three days later) led President Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. The state battlefield, located along the gaps of South Mountain, includes valuable farm and forestland, and is home to diverse wildlife. Only here does the Appalachian National Scenic Trail intersect a major Civil War battlefield.
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