Federal Retreat

Federal Retreat (HM1KG)

Location: Frederick, MD 21704 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 21.441', W 77° 23.461'

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4:30-5:00 p.m. July 9, 1864

The Northerners held, then lost, then retook the Thomas house grounds as the fighting ebbed and flowed in the stifling heat. Casualties mounted quickly on both sides. Union Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace could see that his numbers were dwindling and that the Confederates were coming in waves. Wallace gave the order to retreat.

"Under a raking of fire of both musketry and artillery," his troops pulled back and fled to the northeast past Gambrill Mill to the road to Baltimore. The Confederates had won the battle, but the Union had won a critical one-day delay in Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early's attempted raid on Washington.

(Sidebar): Total Casualties
Estimates vary greatly for troops and casualties in the Battle of Monocacy. The Union had approximately 5,800 men and suffered 1,294 killed, wounded, or missing. The Confederates had 15,000 to 16,000 troops and 700 to 900 casualities.
HM NumberHM1KG
Placed ByMonocacy National Battlefield
National Parks Service
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293991 N 4359160
Decimal Degrees39.35735000, -77.39101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.441', W 77° 23.461'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 26.46" N, 77° 23' 27.66" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4465-4473 Baker Valley Rd, Frederick MD 21704, US
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