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Final Stand

Monocacy National Battlefield

 
 
Final Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
1. Final Stand Marker
Inscription.  The Union troops held the Confederates at bay for most of the day. Around 4:30 p.m. the Union front collapsed and fell back to the Georgetown Pike, where they used the protection of the road bank in their final stand. The Union soldiers fronted Thomas Farm and spread to the right toward the river. The Confederates turned the right end to the Union line where their defense was weakest. The battle was lost and the Union army retreated.

So profuse was the flow of blood from the wounded of both forces, that it reddend the stream for more than one hundred yards below — Confederate Major General John B. Gordon

The rebels attacked charging in several close lines on our single line. They were repulsed twice with very heavy loss...the road and yard were literally filled with them. — Sergeant James Read, 10th Vermont Infantry
 
Erected by Monacacy National Battlefield.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 21.695′ N, 77° 23.282′ 
Final Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
2. Final Stand Marker
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W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Araby Church Road south of Rickie Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the Monocacy National Battlefield Park. 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 marker. State of Pennsylvania Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 10th Vermont Monument (about 500 feet away); Federal Retreat (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civilians Under Siege (approx. 0.3 miles away); Final Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edgewood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monocacy Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .  Monocacy National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on November 3, 2014.) 
 
Final Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
3. Final Stand Marker
The Final Stand image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2014
4. The Final Stand
Close-up of Kieth Rocco's painting on marker
The Road Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 20, 2017
5. The Road Bank
Near the marker, Union soldiers used this for protection.
View From The Road Bank Looking Towards The Thomas Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 20, 2017
6. View From The Road Bank Looking Towards The Thomas Farm
Towards The Final Stand image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 20, 2017
7. Towards The Final Stand
The Union front collapsed and fell back across these fields on the Thomas Farm to the Georgetown Pike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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