Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

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Monocacy National Battlefield is a unit of the National Park Service, the site of the Battle of Monocacy in the American Civil War fought on July 9, 1864. The battlefield straddles the Monocacy River southeast of the city of Frederick, Maryland. The battle, labeled "The Battle That Saved Washington," was one of the last the Confederates would carry out in Union territory. The two opposing leaders were General Jubal Early, fighting for the South, and General Lew Wallace, fighting for the North.
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  • Very well done Museum/visitors center and well maintained battlefield. Staff were extremely helpful and fun to talk to. The visitors center definitely conveys the historic importance of the... 
    Very well done Museum/visitors center and well maintained battlefield. Staff were extremely helpful and fun to talk to. The visitors center definitely conveys the historic importance of the...  more »
  • Enjoyed a short tour - it was nice to have a guide. I really enjoyed the Through a Child's Eyes exhibit. 
    Enjoyed a short tour - it was nice to have a guide. I really enjoyed the Through a Child's Eyes exhibit.  more »
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  • Ranger Matt gave a talk related to the Battle of Monocacy. He explained the importance of artillery and showed examples of the different types of shells that would have been used during the battle. Additionally he asked for volunteers to show how a battery would have been manned and the job each member was responsible for. Afterwards we visited the visitor center and acquired other nuggets of knowledge. All in all an informative experience.
  • Me and my wife have went to the area several times but first time we stopped into the visitors center. Small but amazing, area for kids, gift shop and a wonderful museum on the 2nd floor with an beautiful view from the observation deck. Met Rich, had a great conversation with him and a ranger about the area and its history. Its a must visit if you are in the area.

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