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

Monocacy National Battlefield

 
 
Monocacy National Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
1. Monocacy National Battlefield Marker
Inscription. Here on farmlands bordering the Monocacy River, the fate of the nationís capital was decided July 9, 1864, when Union troops confronted Confederate soldiers marching toward Washington. Though the Confederates won this battle on Northern soil, they lost an opportunity to attack the capital city while it was lightly defended.

This National Park System site preserves the Maryland countryside where this crucial engagement took place. Wayside exhibits interpreting the sequence of major events in the day-long battle are located at key sites. Further information about touring the historic landscape by car and foot is available in the visitor center.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.045′ N, 77° 23.244′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Urbana Pike (Maryland Route 355), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the east end of the parking lot, near the trail head. 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. A different marker also named Monocacy National Battlefield
Markers at Monocacy National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. Markers at Monocacy National Battlefield
Several markers are found at this location. The Monocacy National Battlefield marker is seen here in the center.
(here, next to this marker); Gambrill Mill (here, next to this marker); Monocacy Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Gambrill House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Edgewood (about 300 feet away); Retreat (about 700 feet away); Burning of the Bridge (about 700 feet away); Desperate Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a map of the battlefield showing troop movements and important locations. Several photographs appear along the bottom of the marker. These depict the Maryland and United Daughters of the Confederacy Memorial; Gambrill Mill; the 14th New Jersey Memorial; and Confederate graves at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fredrick.
 
Also see . . .  Monocacy National Battlefield. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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