Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On July 9, 1907, 43 years after the battle of Monocacy, 180 veterans of the 14th New Jersey Regiment returned to dedicate this monument in honor of their comrades and their sacrifices. Most of the men wore a memorial pin on their lapel, given to them the morning of the ceremony. It was a joyous, yet somber occasion—joyous to be reunited with old friends, yet somber because more than 140 members of the regiment had been wounded, captured, or killed at Monocacy. After the Civil War, many states built monuments like this one to commemorate the sacrifices of their fallen sons; a small gesture, but appreciated by those who served.
It will be...a lesson in patriotism to this and future generations, and remind all who may look upon it that New Jersey's sons did well their duty on this field in the great struggle for a United Nation.
Rev. Dr. W.W. Case, excerpt from his monument dedication speech, July 9, 1907
(lower left) The State of New Jersey placed the first monument on the battlefield. Other monuments were later added: Pennsylvania (1908), United Daughters of the Confederacy (1914), Vermont
(lower right) At the dedication ceremony former members of the 14th New Jersey Regiment—known as the Monocacy Regiment—were presented this commemorative pin. The regiment was assigned to Monocacy Junction from September 1862 to June 1863, returning during the Gettysburg Campaign and once more in 1864 to fight.
Erected by Monocacy National Battlefield—National Park Service—U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1863.
Location. 39° 22.251′ N, 77° 23.537′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Urbana Pike (Maryland Route 355) 0.4 miles north of Araby Church Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located at the parking lot next to the 14th New Jersey Monument, stop 2 on the Auto-tour route. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5148-5156 Urbana Pike, Frederick MD 21703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federals Take a Stand (a few steps from this marker); 14th New Jersey Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Nick of Time (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave to Soldier (about 400 feet away); Burning the BridgeDesperate Escape (approx. ¼ mile away); L'Hermitage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caught in the Crossfire (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This new wayside replaced the earlier one at this location titled “Federals Take A Stand".
Also see . . . Monocacy National Battlefield. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on April 9, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.