This mountain range extends from the Potomac River and runs the depth of eastern Maryland into Pennsylvania. Elements of both armies moved from the Frederick area to the Antietam battlefield over the South Mountain. As Lee began concentrating around Sharpsburg, he ordered the gaps defended. Federals, trying to relieve the siege at Harpers Ferry, attacked Crampton’s Gap Sept. 14, 1862, while other Union forces assaulted Fox's Gap and Turner's Gap, following Lee’s army. The thin but stubborn Confederate defense purchased much-needed time for Lee – both to capture Harpers Ferry and construct a defense near Sharpsburg.
All three gaps offer interpretation of the battle.
- 011339-98 ( Oxford Co) Marshall POST , 31(=1867) , widower , farmer , Dereham , Middleton , s/o Albert POST & Belinda HARRIS , married Eva ATKINSON , 23 , Tilsonburg , same , d/o Joseph ATKINSON & Sarah DARROW , witn: Norman POST & Ada ATKINSON both of Tilsonburg , 7 Dec 1898 at Tilsonburg.
- 1853, Oct. 20 John S. ELLIOTT, Dereham, to Samantha HARRIS, Dereham. Wit: Albert Port, Belinda Harris .
12 Ryal / Ariel HARRIS [- ]
Ariel; s/o James Harris & Martha Jackson; Gravestone in Mt. Elgin has .... Ariel s/o James D. & M M. Harris d. March 11, 1865 aged 28/9/14
1852 Census has Ryal; FHC has Ariel
12 James Perry HARRIS [- ] m1. ?? Jane McCLOUD TRIPP [- ]
James; s/o James Harris & Martha Jackson; Sources:
- Marriage: 009265-90 ( Oxford Co) James Perry HARRIS , 51, widower, farmer, Dereham, North Norwich, s/o James & Martha Maria, married Jane TRIPP , 42, widow, East Nissouri, Dereham, d/o David & Johanna McCLOUD , witn: Hector & Jenet McCLOUD, 9 April 1890 at Dereham.
12 Clarke HARRIS [- ]
Clarke; s/o James Harris & Martha Jackson;
12 Warren HARRIS [- ] Jane C. MILLER [-1901]
Warren; s/o James Harris & Martha Jackson;
Jane; d/o John A. & Annie Miller; d. 21 Apr, 1901, Oxford Sources:
- Marriage: 08333-77 ( Oxford Co) Warren HARRIS , 32, farmer, Dereham, Mt Elgin, s/o James & Martha Amelia, married Jane MILLER , 25, Ancaster, Mt Elgin, d/o John A. & Annie, witn: Justice MILLER & Lydia MURDIN both of Mt. Elgin , 4 Jan 1877 at Mt Elg
12 John HARRIS [- ]
John; s/o James Harris & Martha Jackson;