|The day after the Battle of Shepherdstown (Va.), Lieutenant Lemuel Crocker climbed atop|
these bluffs to retrieve the bodies of three officers from his unit.
(Crocker image courtesy Ronn Palm)
|At this cement mill kiln along the Potomac River,|
frightened 118th Pennsylvania soldiers hid
from fire from both sides. Some were killed by friendly
artillery fired from the Maryland side of the Potomac.
|Terrain and ruins of an old kiln on the West Virginia side|
of the Potomac River.
|Route 118th Pennsylvania took to bluffs at Shepherdstown on Sept. 20, 1862.|
An Incident of Noble Heroism.
|An illustration in the 118th Pennsylvania regimental|
history of the mill dam and cement mill on the Virginia
side of the Potomac River. Ruins of the mill remain.
Many soldiers in the regiment retreated across
the dam during the Battle of Shepherdstown.
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-- History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox, By the Survivors' Association, Philadelphia, J.L. Smith Publisher, 1888.
-- Inside the Army of the Potomac, The Civil War Experiences of Captain Francis Adams Donaldson, edited by J. Gregory Acken, Stackpole Books, 1998.