Battle of Monocacy

Battle of Monocacy (HM1IW)

Location: Frederick, MD 21703 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 22.584', W 77° 23.821'

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The Battle that saved Washington
Here along the Monocacy River on July 9, 1864, was fought the battle between Union forces under General Lew Wallace and Confederate forces under General Jubal A. Early.

The battle, although a temporary victory for the Confederates, delayed their march on Washington one day, thereby enabling General Grant to send veteran reinforcements from Petersburg, Virginia to the defenses of Washington in time to forestall the attack by the Confederates and thus save the capital from capture.

Dedicated on July 9, 1964
To honor the Maryland soldiers who fought here
for the Union and the Confederacy.

J. Millard Tawes, Governor of Maryland
Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission
George L. Radcliffe, Chairman
HM NumberHM1IW
Year Placed1964
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Centennial Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293530 N 4361288
Decimal Degrees39.37640000, -77.39701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.584', W 77° 23.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 35.04" N, 77° 23' 49.26" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5260-5274 MD-355, Frederick MD 21703, US
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