Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. July 9, 1864
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
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1935.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 21.694′ N, 77° 24.12′ W. Marker was near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker could be reached from Baker Valley Road, on the right when traveling south. 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. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Frederick MD 21704, United States of America.
We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Through a Child's Eyes (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambush (within shouting distance of this marker); Caught in the Crossfire (approx. 0.6 miles away); L'Hermitage (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lost Order (approx. Final Attack (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civilians Under Siege (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
More about this marker. The background image on the marker depicts advancing dismounted Confederate cavalry.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This marker is among several describing the battle of Monocacy, to "tour" the battlefield using the related HMBd markers sites.
Also see . . . Battle of Monocacy. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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