Major General Jesse Reno

A monument to Union Major General Jesse Reno is on Reno Monument Road at the summit of Fox's Gap on the South Mountain battlefield in Maryland. (see map)

 

Major General Reno commanded the Ninth Army Corps at South Mountain while its nominal commander, Major General Ambrose Burnside, commanded a wing of the army. Reno was mortally wounded by friendly fire in the darkness at the end of the battle.

 

From the front of the monument:

 

Reno

Ninth Army Corps

September 14, 1862

 

From the right side:

 

This monument
marks the spot
where Major Gen.
Jesse Lee Reno
Commanding 9th Army
Corps U.S. Vols.
was killed in battle
Sept. 14, 1862.

 

From the rear:

 

Battles
Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo
Cantreras, Churubusco
Chapultepec, Roanoke
Island, New Berne,
Camden; Bull Run

Chantilly and
South Mountain.

 

From the left side:

 

Erected by
the survivors of
the 9th Army Corps
To their Commander
and Comrade
September 14, 1889.

Monument to Union Major General Jesse Reno at the summit of Fox's Gap on the South Mountain battlefield in Maryland.
(above) Monument to Union Major General Jesse Reno at the summit of Fox's Gap on the South Mountain battlefield in Maryland. (see enlargement)