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
Now its time for me to guild you through a guide to our history.
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.
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.
A farmhouse in the distance, one of three at this battlefield and the site of the final attack.
Beautiful landscape… don’t you think?
See the full video on YouTube