"Hallo, Sam, I'm dead!"
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —The fight for Fox's Gap on September 14, 1862, claimed the lives of two generals, one from each side. Confederate Gen. Samuel Garland, a Lynchburg, Virginia native, attended the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington and later obtained his law degree. Married in 1856, he suffered tragedy early in the war when both his wife and four-year-old son died in an influenza epidemic. Grief-stricken, he left Lynchburg as captain of the Lynchburg Home Guard, excelled during the Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days' Battles, and soon attained general's rank. Charged with defending Fox's Gap, he fell mortally wounded by a bullet through his chest while rallying his men about ? of a mile south of here.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 274849 N 4372262|
|Decimal Degrees||39.47051667, -77.61738333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 28.231', W 77° 37.043'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 28' 13.86" N, 77° 37' 2.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-37 Appalachian Trail, York MD 17401, US|
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