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Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Monocacy

 
 
Battle of Monocacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
1. Battle of Monocacy Marker
Inscription. The Battle that saved Washington
Here along the Monocacy River on July 9, 1864, was fought the battle between Union forces under General Lew Wallace and Confederate forces under General Jubal A. Early.

The battle, although a temporary victory for the Confederates, delayed their march on Washington one day, thereby enabling General Grant to send veteran reinforcements from Petersburg, Virginia to the defenses of Washington in time to forestall the attack by the Confederates and thus save the capital from capture.

Dedicated on July 9, 1964
To honor the Maryland soldiers who fought here
for the Union and the Confederacy.

J. Millard Tawes, Governor of Maryland
Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission
George L. Radcliffe, Chairman
 
Erected 1964 by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 22.584′ N, 77° 23.821′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Urbana Pike (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at a pull off, just where Urbana Pike narrows down to two lane traffic as it enters the Monocacy National Battlefield. This was stop one on the auto tour of the Monocacy Battlefield before
Battle of Monocacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
2. Battle of Monocacy Marker
Refurbished look
the Best Farm was fully opened to the public. However, parking at the stop is limited and caution is advised. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Boulder Overlooks the Monocacy Battlefield (here, next to this marker); Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee (here, next to this marker); Monocacy Battlefield (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lost Order (about 500 feet away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 500 feet away); Battle Begins (about 500 feet away); A Bold Plan (about 600 feet away); Caught in the Crossfire (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. The base of the monument lists the years 1864-1964, indicating the century of passage between the battle and the monument dedication.
 
Also see . . .
1. Monocacy National Battlefield. From the National Parks Service. (Submitted on October 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Monocacy. This marker is among several describing the battle of Monocacy, to "tour" the battlefield see the related markers. (Submitted on November 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Battle of Monocacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
3. Battle of Monocacy Marker
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Seen from the New Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
4. Seen from the New Visitors Center
Urbana Pike passes through the center of this photograph taken from the new visitors center on the north part of the battlefield. From left to right, along the side of the road, are the Battle of Monocacy Monument (this one), The UDC Monument, and the Maryland state marker (discussing the Antietam Campaign).
Battle of Monocacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
5. Battle of Monocacy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,793 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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