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

Bush Creek Crossing

 
 
Bush Creek Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
1. Bush Creek Crossing Marker
Inscription.  A wagon road crossed Bush Creek at this location connecting the Georgetown Pike with roads to Baltimore. As Federal troops withdrew from the battlefield, they passed Gambrill's Mill and followed this road toward Baltimore, leaving the field to the Confederate victors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 39° 22.131′ N, 77° 23.138′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Urbana Pike (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling north. Located along a walking trail at the Gambrill Mill (stop five on the driving tour of Monocacy Battlefield), which on a lane off the right side (east) of Urbana Pike. The marker is located on an overlook of Bush Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Retreat (a few steps from this marker); Monocacy Battlefield (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monocacy National Battlefield (about 700 feet away); a different
Looking Across Bush Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 29, 2007
2. Looking Across Bush Creek
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marker also named Monocacy National Battlefield (about 700 feet away); A Bold Plan (about 700 feet away); Fleeing for Their Lives (about 700 feet away); Desperate Escape (about 700 feet away); Gambrill Mill (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. The marker displays a map illustrating the tactical situation late in the battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864.

This marker was replaced by a new one named Retreat (see nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Monocacy. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Another View across Bush Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
3. Another View across Bush Creek
This photo was taken close to the anniversary of the battle, and the vegetation is somewhat as would have been during the battle.
Wagon Path image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
4. Wagon Path
From this view, closer to Gambrill Mill, the path of the old wagon path stands out as a portion of the walking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,520 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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