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Through a Child's Eyes

Monocacy National Battlefield

 
 
Through a Child's Eyes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
1. Through a Child's Eyes Marker
Inscription. On the morning of July 9, six-year-old Glenn Worthington was ushered into the farmhouse cellar with his family and their slaves. The windows had been boarded with thick oak boards and tubs of drinking water were placed in the cellar. Young Glenn peered between the gaps of the boarded windows, witnessing horrific events as the battle unfolded.

When the fighting stopped, Glenn helped his family tend to the wounded soldiers who lay in the yard. That afternoon, Glenn was injured while trying to retrieve a bayonet from a pile of burning rifles. A coal from the fire ignited a cartridge, which exploded in his face. Glenn was burned, but fully recovered in a few weeks.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 21.7′ N, 77° 24.101′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Baker Valley Road. Click for map. Marker is down a long driveway off or Baker Valley Road just east of its underpass of I-270. 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. Ambush (here, next to this marker); McCausland’s Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Worthington House
Through a Child's Eyes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
2. Through a Child's Eyes Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Worthington-McKinney Ford (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. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an older marker at this location titled, "Worthington House" (see nearby markers)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Through a Child's Eyes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
3. Through a Child's Eyes Marker
Glenn Worthington and his cousin, 1860 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
4. Glenn Worthington and his cousin, 1860
Glenn H. Worthington (1858-1934) graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1887. He was a farmer, teacher and judge.
Close-up of photo on marker
Glenn Worthington image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
5. Glenn Worthington
In 1932 Glenn published the first complete account of the Battle of Monocacy. His retelling of historical events helped persuade Congress to establish Monocacy National Battlefield in 1934.
Close-up of photo on marker
Worthington House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
6. Worthington House
Trails Map<br>You Are Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
7. Trails Map
You Are Here
from a nearby marker
Watching the Battle image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
8. Watching the Battle
Close-up of Keith Rocco's painting on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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