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Battle of South Mountain featured on new driving tour podcast

September 07, 2012

CivilWarTraveler.com has released a nine-stop podcast driving tour of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain.

The battle, which took place on Sept. 14, 1862, is often overshadowed by the bloody battle at Antietam three days later. The Confederate defense in the gaps of South Mountain delayed the Union pursuit of Robert E. Lee's dangerously divided army.

Veteran Civil War historian Dennis Frye narrates the tour, which takes visitors to all three South Mountain gaps and the towns of Burkittsville and Boonsboro. Learn how the dramatic mountain landscapes shaped the battles there, allowing Lee to complete the capture of Harpers Ferry (near W.Va.) and begin to consolidate his army near Sharpsburg.

The new podcast is introduced by Tom Riford, president and CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The new podcast tour is free at CivilWarTraveler.com and joins 26 other tours including Gettysburg, Antietam, Richmond, Petersburg and other Civil War battlefields.

To download or just listen, click the "Multimedia" button on CivilWarTraveler.com or go directly to www.civilwartraveler.com/audio/podcasts.html. Subscribe via iTunes or the RSS feed on the website.

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