Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brig. Gen. John McCausland's cavalry brigade forded the river, dismounted, and advanced up the slope toward the Worthington house. Thinking they would be facing inexperienced militiamen, the Confederates formed a line in front of the house and moved on foot through a cornfield toward the Thomas farm, about half a mile to the east.
There, Union Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts' seasoned troops, concealed in a field behind a fence, surprised and repulsed them. McCausland's Confederates advanced again only to be driven back, with heavy losses, to the Worthington house. But more Confederates were on their way.
Onward they went through the growing corn.... Then...the whole Federal line of infantry rose to its feet and resting their guns on the upper rails of the fence took aim and fired a...murderous volley into the ranks of the approaching foe.
Glenn H. Worthington
Location. 39° 21.694′ N, 77° 24.12′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Baker Valley Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at stop three of the auto-tour of Monocacy Battlefield. This marker set is at the trail head for the Worthington Farm walking tour.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worthington House (a few steps from this marker); Worthington-McKinney Ford (a few steps from this marker); Through a Child's Eyes (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambush (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon’s Decisive Attack (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); L'Hermitage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caught in the Crossfire (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thick of the Battle (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
More about this marker. The background image on the marker depicts advancing dismounted Confederate cavalry.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Monocacy. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Monocacy Battlefield Markers. This marker is among several describing (Submitted on November 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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