A Bold Plan

A Bold Plan (HM1HNG)

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

N 39° 21.7', W 77° 24.103'

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In June 1864, with Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant intent on destroying Confederate General Robert E. Lee's army, Lee developed a bold plan to capture Washington, D.C. He sent Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early with 15,000 troops to invade the North. Pushing through the Shenandoah Valley to Frederick, Maryland, Early expected to encounter minor resistance, but instead he found an opposing force of 6,600 troops he had not anticipated. Although his army prevailed at the Battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864, the delay cost Early his chance to take Washington and, perhaps, to turn the war in favor of the Confederacy.
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Date Added Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293082 N 4359663
Decimal Degrees39.36166667, -77.40171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.7', W 77° 24.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 42" N, 77° 24' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 I-270, Frederick MD 21704, US
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