Civilians Under Siege

Civilians Under Siege (HM1HNJ)

Location: Frederick, MD 21704 Frederick County
Buy Maryland State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 39° 21.425', W 77° 23.444'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Monocacy National Battlefield

On the morning of July 9, 1864, C. Keefer Thomas hosted two Union officers at his breakfast table, talking about the impeding battle. Later that morning as the battle drew near, the Thomas family, with several houseguests, neighbors, enslaved laborers, and dogs, entered the farmhouse cellar.Here they experienced "hours of suspense, anxiety, and at times, terror," as one guest later recalled. Caught in a tug-of-war, the house was bombarded by artillery and minie balls, suffering significant damage. As the Union troops retreated, the cellar occupants emerged to find the farm in shambles with hundreds of dead and wounded soldiers scattered about the farm.
Placed ByMonocacy National Battlefield
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 11:55am PST -08:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294014 N 4359129
Decimal Degrees39.35708333, -77.39073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.425', W 77° 23.444'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 25.5" N, 77° 23' 26.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)240, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4465-4473 Baker Valley Rd, Frederick MD 21704, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?