Built in 1896 at Crampton’s Gap, a location where the first major civil war battle occurred in Maryland at the Battle of South Mountain. A peculiar memorial with Roman influences including horse heads and Pan playing his flutes, this memorial helps us to remember those who gave their lives to document and share the stories of war.
The Appalachian Trail passes through this park which was once the home of Civil War journalist, George Alfred Townsend who’s pen name was Gath.
Gone and nearly forgotten, but the monument stands to remind us of human sacrifice in the name of knowledge.
SPEED – HEED
Sept. 14 – 62 – 96
To the Army Correspondents
and Artists 1861-65
Whose toils cheered the fireside
Educated provinces of rustics into
a bright nation of readers
and gave incentive to narrate
distant wars and explore dark lands.
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