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Monocacy National Battlefield


  • Vicinity: SE of Frederick
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

The Civil War Battle that Saved Washington, D.C.

In the summer of 1864, General Jubal Early led Confederate forces towards Washington, DC and threatened to capture the capital city. On July 9, Union troops under General Lew Wallace met Early's forces on the banks of the Monocacy. At Monocacy National Battlefield, visitors can experience this and other stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1864/07/09 Lew Wallace Union commander Lew Wallace and 5800 Union soldiers battle 15000 Confederate soldiers led by General Jubal Early Battle of Monocacy
1864/07/09 Jubal Early Confederate Lt General Lew Wallace and 5800 Union soldiers battle 15000 Confederate soldiers led by General Jubal Early Battle of Monocacy

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Particulars for Monocacy National Battlefield:
Historic Use Agricultural outbuildings
Historic Use Battle site
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Sight Category Site
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000908
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, State
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated unit of the National Park Service, Designated unit of the National Park Service, National Landmark boundary approved, Additional documentation, Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1864
Historic Function: Defense, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Agricultural outbuildings, Battle site
Current Function: Agriculture, subsistence
Current Sub-Function: Agricultural fields Agricultural outbuildings

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