Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate troops succeeded in finding their way across the Monocacy River at the foot of this hill. Brig. Gen. John McCausland's 350 cavalrymen came up over the hill and assembled on the front yard of the Worthington farm. Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon's 3,000 infantrymen crossed about three hours later, swung south of the house, and proceeded over Brooks Hill to your left. The next goal of the Confederates: to maneuver around the Federals' left line on the neighboring Thomas farm.
Erected by Monocacy National Battlefield
National Parks Service.
Location. 39° 21.702′ N, 77° 24.131′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Baker Valley Road 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. To reach the stop, from Baker Valley Road, turn northwest onto the park service road (running parallel to Interstate 270, from which there is no direct access). Follow the service road to the parking lot near the Worthington House. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Worthington House (a few steps from this marker); McCausland’s Attack (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 shows Confederate cavalry crossing at the ford.
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 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 •
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