Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Railroads played a major part in the Civil War. The ability to move troops and supplies rapidly over short and long distances had an immediate effect on campaigns and battles. Because of this advantage, railroads would become prime targets for both armies throughout the war.
A large force of veterans have arrived by water, and will be sent immediately [by train]. John W. Garrett, B&O Railroad President
Erected by Monocacy National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 22.302′ N, 77° 23.483′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Urbana Pike (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the battlefield trail paralleling the railroad track, from the Monocacy park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Slave to Soldier (here, next to this marker); Commemoration (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14th New Jersey Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); Desperate Escape (approx. ¼ mile away); Burning of the Bridge (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Burning the Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Monocacy National Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Monocacy National Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
Also see . . . Battle of Monocacy by Markers. (Submitted on August 31, 2014, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 31, 2014, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on August 31, 2014, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on November 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.