Gordon's Decisive Attack

Gordon's Decisive Attack (HM1KK)

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

N 39° 21.287', W 77° 23.681'

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3:00-4:30 p.m. July 9, 1864

So profuse was the flow of blood from the killed and wounded of both sides of these forces that it reddened the stream [on the Thomas Farm] for more than 100 yards below.
Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon

The first Confederate troops to cross the Monocacy River had been repulsed by the Federals massing across the Thomas farm. Then Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon's infantry emerged over the crest of Brooks Hill and with rebel yells and flying banners, swept down the hill toward the farm.

Gordon ordered his three brigades to attack sequentially from right to left. Union volleys ravaged the first brigade and bloodied the second. But the third brigade and other Confederate units drove the Federals off the Thomas farm and forced them into a general retreat toward Gambrill Mill.
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HM NumberHM1KK
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Placed ByMonocacy National Battlefield
National Parks Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293667 N 4358883
Decimal Degrees39.35478333, -77.39468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.287', W 77° 23.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 17.22" N, 77° 23' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4463 I-270, Frederick MD 21704, US
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