Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
I knew nothing of the situation, or plan of battle, except as apparent to the eye...I received no orders from any source after the first gun was fired in the morning.
First Lieutenant George E. Davis, 10th Vermont Infantry
(top right) On May 27, 1892, George E. Davis received the Medal of Honor for holding "two bridges against repeated assaults of superior numbers... delaying Early's advance on Washington."
Erected by Monocacy National Battlefield—National
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1889.
Location. 39° 22.183′ N, 77° 23.278′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Urbana Pike (Maryland Route 355) and Araby Church Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located along the 0.5-mile Gambrill Mill Trail at Tour Stop 5 on the auto-tour route. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4823 Urbana Pike, 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. Fleeing for Their Lives (within shouting distance of this marker); Burning the Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Bush Creek Crossing (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Retreat (about 800 feet away); Monocacy National Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Monocacy National Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gambrill Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Bold Plan (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
Also see . . .
1. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Fleeing (Submitted on April 3, 2015.)
2. Monocacy National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on April 3, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.