Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Thick of the Battle
The Battle of Monocacy changed from a stalemate to a rout as the final lines of Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon's three Confederate brigades swept down Brooks Hill onto the fields of Thomas farm. Both sides traded blistering gunfire around the Thomas house and outbuildings and along the ridge toward the Monocacy River. Numerous soldiers and officers lay dead or wounded on the fields and in the streams. Running low on ammunition, Union troops fell back to the Georgetown Pike (today's Route 355) and toward the Gambrill Mill area as Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace gave the order to retreat. Meanwhile, across the river, Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early's troops under Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur drove back a small Federal force across the railroad bridge.
Erected by Monocacy National Battlefield
National Parks Service.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 21.434′ N, 77° 23.471′ W. Marker was near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker was on Baker Valley Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop four of the auto-tour of Monocacy Battlefield. This marker set is at the trail head for the Thomas Farm walking tour. Marker was in this post office area: Frederick MD 21704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Thomas Farm (here, next to this marker); Federal Retreat (a few steps from this marker); Final Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilians Under Siege (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordonís Decisive Attack (approx. ľ mile away but has been reported missing); Final Stand (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clustered Spires of Frederick (approx. half a mile away); History of the Monocacy River Valley (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a "bird's eye" view of the battle area with labels indicating important locations on the battlefield.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Monocacy. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 4, 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,701 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on February 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.