Burning the Bridge

Burning the Bridge (HM1YNW)

Location: Frederick, MD 21704 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 22.154', W 77° 23.293'

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On July 9, 1864, a wooden covered bridge spanned the Monocacy River where you see the present-day Urbana Pike Bridge. The covered bridge provided easy movement for the Confederates, intent on speeding 15,000 troops with their horses, wagons, and artillery toward their objective, Washington, D.C. Union General Wallace ordered the bridge held "at all hazard." Throughout the morning the Confederates advanced on the bridge, but a determined Union force held them back. By noon, Wallace decided to move his troops toward the Confederate threat at the Thomas farm, then ordered the bridge burned. Sheaves of wheat were gathered and ignited under the bridge's roof; flames engulfed the structure destroying it.

[The covered bridge] had to go.... I remember as if it were yesterday the struggle I had with myself to have the match applied.... I gave the word and in a moment...the old crossing was in a whirl of flame and smoke. — Union Major General Lew Wallace
Placed ByMonocacy National Battlefield
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Date Added Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294267 N 4360472
Decimal Degrees39.36923333, -77.38821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.154', W 77° 23.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 9.24" N, 77° 23' 17.58" 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 4823 Urbana Pike, Frederick MD 21704, US
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