Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Burning the Bridge
[The covered bridge] had to go.… I remember as if it were yesterday the struggle I had with myself to have the match applied.… I gave the word and in a moment…the old crossing was in a whirl of flame and smoke. — Union Major General Lew Wallace
Erected by Monocacy National Battlefield.
Location. 39° 22.154′ 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. Burning of the Bridge (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Desperate Escape (within shouting distance of this marker); Monocacy National Battlefield (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Monocacy National Battlefield (about 700 feet away); Gambrill Mill (about 700 feet away); Retreat (about 800 feet away); A Bold Plan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monocacy Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
Also see . . .
1. Monocacy National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on June 1, 2017.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Burning of the Bridge” (Submitted on June 1, 2017.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.