The Battle of South Mountain, September 14, 1862

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Alfred Pleasonton, Major General
Approved Pension File - dated January 21, 1880

Page #8: “Pleasonton defeated the enemy at
Poolesville, Barnesville, Frederick City, and
[page #9]
brought him to bay at South Mountain.”

he suggested turning the enemy by
both flanks
which was afterwards
successfully accomplished
by the army.”

Brought to bay: [referring crossword puzzle
cornered, stuck, caught, trapped,
in a tough spot, wooded, caught in a way,
stuck in away,
unable to escape, out on a limb

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