Thick of the Battle

Thick of the Battle (HM1KJ)

Location: Frederick, MD 21704 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 21.434', W 77° 23.471'

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4:00 - 4:30 p.m. July 9, 1864

The Battle of Monocacy changed from a stalemate to a rout as the final lines of Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon's three Confederate brigades swept down Brooks Hill onto the fields of Thomas farm. Both sides traded blistering gunfire around the Thomas house and outbuildings and along the ridge toward the Monocacy River. Numerous soldiers and officers lay dead or wounded on the fields and in the streams. Running low on ammunition, Union troops fell back to the Georgetown Pike (today's Route 355) and toward the Gambrill Mill area as Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace gave the order to retreat. Meanwhile, across the river, Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early's troops under Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur drove back a small Federal force across the railroad bridge.
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HM NumberHM1KJ
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Placed ByMonocacy National Battlefield
National Parks Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:23am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293976 N 4359147
Decimal Degrees39.35723333, -77.39118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.434', W 77° 23.471'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 26.04" N, 77° 23' 28.26" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4463 Baker Valley Rd, Frederick MD 21704, US
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