Monocacy National Battlefield - Frederick MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member akern.geo
N 39° 22.631 W 077° 23.726
18S E 293669 N 4361371
Quick Description: The Battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864, became known as the "Battle that Saved Washington, DC".
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 8:28:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM65YK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
Even though it resulted in a Union defeat, the Battle of the Monocacy stalled Confederate Gen. Jubal Early's advancement toward Washington by a day, allowing the Union time to shore up the city's defenses.

A new Visitor Center and more properties open to the public allow the visitor the opportunity to better learn more about this battle. The hiking trails offer scenic views and a glimpse of history.
Type of site: Battlefield

4801 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD USA

Phone Number: 301-662-3515

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
On Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike) just south of the intersection of I-70 and I-270 near Frederick MD. Or see Park's website for directions

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