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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brush Creek Crossing

 
 
Brush Creek Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
1. Brush Creek Crossing Marker
Inscription. A wagon road crossed Brush Creek at this location connecting the Georgetown Pike with roads to Baltimore. As Federal troops withdrew from the battlefield, they passed Gambrill's Mill and followed this road toward Baltimore, leaving the field to the Confederate victors.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 39° 22.131′ N, 77° 23.138′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Urbana Pike (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located along a walking trail at the Gambrill Mill (stop five on the driving tour of Monocacy Battlefield), which on a lane off the right side (east) of Urbana Pike. The marker is located on an overlook of Brush Creek. 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 location. Retreat (a few steps from this marker); Gambrill House (was about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Monocacy Battlefield (about 700 feet away); Monocacy National Battlefield (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Monocacy National Battlefield
Looking Across Brush Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 29, 2007
2. Looking Across Brush Creek
(about 700 feet away); A Bold Plan (about 700 feet away); Desperate Escape (about 700 feet away); Burning of the Bridge (was about 700 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. The marker displays a map illustrating the tactical situation late in the battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864.

This marker was replaced by a new one named Retreat (see nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Monocacy. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Monocacy Battlefield Markers. 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Another View across Brush Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
3. Another View across Brush Creek
This photo was taken close to the anniversary of the battle, and the vegetation is somewhat as would have been during the battle.
Wagon Path image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
4. Wagon Path
From this view, closer to Gambrill Mill, the path of the old wagon path stands out as a portion of the walking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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