Nick of Time

Nick of Time (HM1GBP)

Location: Frederick, MD 21703 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 22.302', W 77° 23.483'

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On July 9, 1864, at 2:00 a.m., the last train of Union reinforcements pulled into Monocacy Junction just hours before the battle. The addition of 3,400 veterans increased Wallace's total to 6,600 men. While Wallace was successful in delaying the Confederate march on Washington, he failed to stop the Confederates from destroying the junction and damaging the railroad bridge.

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
Placed ByMonocacy National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294001 N 4360753
Decimal Degrees39.37170000, -77.39138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.302', W 77° 23.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 18.12" N, 77° 23' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5025-5067 MD-355, Frederick MD 21703, US
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