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Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Boulder Overlooks the Monocacy Battlefield

 
 
This Boulder Overlooks the Monocacy Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
1. This Boulder Overlooks the Monocacy Battlefield Marker
Inscription.
and is in memory
– of –
The Southern Solders
who fell in the battle
fought July 9, 1864
which resulted in
a Confederate victory
———
Erected July 9, 1914
by the
Fitzhugh Lee Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
of Frederick, Maryland

 
Erected 1914 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.585′ N, 77° 23.821′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Urbana Pike (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at a pull off, just where Urbana Pike narrows down to two lane traffic as it enters the Monocacy National Battlefield. This was stop one on the auto tour of the Monocacy Battlefield before the Best Farm was fully opened to the public. However, parking at the stop is limited and caution is advised. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Monocacy (here, next to this marker); Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee
UDC Monument and the Maryland State Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 29, 2007
2. UDC Monument and the Maryland State Marker
(here, next to this marker); Monocacy Battlefield (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lost Order (about 500 feet away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 500 feet away); Battle Begins (about 500 feet away); A Bold Plan (about 600 feet away); Caught in the Crossfire (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .
1. Monocacy National Battlefield. From the National Parks Service. (Submitted on October 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Architectural Look at the New Visitors Center. (Submitted on October 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Monocacy Battlefield Markers. This marker is among several describing the battle of Monocacy, to "tour" the battlefield see the related markers. (Submitted on November 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
From the Entrance to the Visitors Center Looking South image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
3. From the Entrance to the Visitors Center Looking South
From the Visitors Center, the site of the UDC and Maryland Monuments is tour stop number one. In the background on the right hand side of the road is the Best Farm. At the time of the battle, the ground between the monuments and the farm lane (which can barely be seen splitting the corn to the right of Urbana Pike)was actually Best Grove, a stand of trees.
This Boulder Overlooks the Monocacy Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
4. This Boulder Overlooks the Monocacy Battlefield Marker
The New Monocacy National Battlefield Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
5. The New Monocacy National Battlefield Visitors Center
Opened in June 2007, this new visitors center was designed to resemble a farm building, but don't let the exterior fool you. Inside are interactive displays, an electronic map, and interpretive displays. The overlook affords a view of the Best Farm and several other prominent points of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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