McCausland's Attack

McCausland's Attack (HM1KL)

Location: Frederick, MD 21704 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 21.694', W 77° 24.12'

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11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. July 9, 1864

Brig. Gen. John McCausland's cavalry brigade forded the river, dismounted, and advanced up the slope toward the Worthington house. Thinking they would be facing inexperienced militiamen, the Confederates formed a line in front of the house and moved on foot through a cornfield toward the Thomas farm, about half a mile to the east.

There, Union Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts' seasoned troops, concealed in a field behind a fence, surprised and repulsed them. McCausland's Confederates advanced again only to be driven back, with heavy losses, to the Worthington house. But more Confederates were on their way.

Onward they went through the growing corn.... Then...the whole Federal line of infantry rose to its feet and resting their guns on the upper rails of the fence took aim and fired a...murderous volley into the ranks of the approaching foe.
Glenn H. Worthington
HM NumberHM1KL
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293057 N 4359653
Decimal Degrees39.36156667, -77.40200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.694', W 77° 24.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 41.64" N, 77° 24' 7.20" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4463 I-270, Frederick MD 21704, US
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