Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

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Known as the "Battle That Saved Washington", the battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864 between 15,000 Confederate forces under General Jubal Early, and 6,600 Union forces under General Lew Wallace, marked the last campaign of the Confederacy to carry the war into the north. One of the objectives of this campaign was to capture Washington, D.C.
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  • It's been a few years since we visited but we loved the visitor center and walking the paths the CW soldiers fought on  more »
  • Visit this historic site of the American civil war during a visit to Frederick. It is through the visitor center to get the site map, view the animated model and then go by car to the 5 key locations in the battle of Monocacy.
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  • We found this Civil war battlefield to be somewhat small but it's importance to the war was important in that Washington the Capitol at the time had been left unprotected and the confederate move to t...  more »
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  • History abounds. Id had great access for fishing. The typical catch is Pan fish (bluegill, sunfish, etc), brown trout, catfish to name a few. The river can be waded with the water reaching chest height of an average adult male. It ranges from clear to murky. A wide range of wildlife can be observed, from night herons, blue herons, eagles, raptors, deer and snakes ( it is common to see numerous non-venomous snakes.
  • Historic battlefield near Washington DC in Frederick MD on the edge of town. Several historic sites within driving range. Beautiful countryside. The visitor's center is well maintained with a small museum on the upper lookout level. Dinning and shopping located near by.
  • It was raining when we were there, but the museum is a great place to start exploring this part of the Civil War. There are some great graphics to help make sense of the battle that took place here. And lots of quotable quotes. The kids had fun in the museum, especially trying on the uniforms. Then it was off to follow the roads to the various farms where the fighting took place. Each place had plaques detailing the events that happened at each. And the scenery and old farm houses make for beautiful pictures even on a rainy cold dreary day.
  • We have visited Monocacy several times over the years and still enjoy it immensely. This year in October we had the pleasure of meeting a Park Ranger who answered several of my questions about cannons. Unfortunately, I do not recall his name but he was a credit to his profession. If we had had more time I would have loved to hear more on his knowledge of cannons but perhaps next year. I highly recommend a visit to this small yet remarkable park.
  • Great National Park. Don't miss the visitor center. Very nice.

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