ON LOCATION: Monocacy Battlefield

By
K.G Bethlehem

The Battle of Monocacy

Here in Fredrick County Maryland lies the Monocacy National Battlefield, or as historians have coined it, “The Battle That Saved Washington DC.” The main reason for such a phrase was, in reality, the Union troops lost the battle, but they held the Confederates at bay long enough for Grant to send reinforcements. Through this article you will see pictures and short videos of my trek through he national battlefield. Crazy enough, there’s a thriving neighborhood that is within the park itself. There are 5 areas to explore, a couple of farms, mill and a bridge where the battle took place, at including the final engagement.

 

The Final Stand
Photo by K.G Bethlehem c/o Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC. July 2017

 

 

Photo by K.G Bethlehem c/o Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC. July 2017

 

Now its time for me to guild you through a guide to our history.

 

 

 

Edgewood Manor

Interesting place.  James H. Gambill, wealthy man of his time, had this home built next to the woodmill he constructed prior to the battle.  Sadly afterwards, he developed financial troubles and couldn’t complete the house.  It was sold and the construction was finished by another person.

Photo by K.G Bethlehem c/o Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC. July 2017

 

 

I loved walking through these trails; either flat plains or near a creek bed, all had their respective feel and look.  This one lead down to a wide creek in which the Union soldiers used to escape from the Confederates.

Photo by K.G Bethlehem c/o Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC. July 2017

 

Photo by K.G Bethlehem c/o Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC. July 2017

 

 

A farmhouse in the distance, one of three at this battlefield and the site of the final attack.

Photo by K.G Bethlehem c/o Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC. Worthington Farm. July 2017

 

 

 

Beautiful landscape… don’t you think?

Photo by K.G Bethlehem c/o Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC. July 2017

 

 

 

Photo by K.G Bethlehem c/o Some’n Unique Magazine, LLC. July 2017

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON…
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One thought on “ON LOCATION: Monocacy Battlefield

  1. Reblogged this on kgbethlehem and commented:

    Hey, everyone!! I wanted to showcase an article I showcased on Some n’ Unique Magzine. I hope you enjoy the read and the visuals and of course, please visit this online magazine. You will love the articles by creative and thoughtful writers.

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