Monocacy National BattlefieldOn the morning of July 9, 1864, C. Keefer Thomas hosted two Union officers at his breakfast table, talking about the impeding battle. Later that morning as the battle drew near, the Thomas family, with several houseguests, neighbors, enslaved laborers, and dogs, entered the farmhouse cellar.Here they experienced "hours of suspense, anxiety, and at times, terror," as one guest later recalled. Caught in a tug-of-war, the house was bombarded by artillery and minie balls, suffering significant damage. As the Union troops retreated, the cellar occupants emerged to find the farm in shambles with hundreds of dead and wounded soldiers scattered about the farm.
|Placed By||Monocacy National Battlefield|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 11:55am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 294014 N 4359129|
|Decimal Degrees||39.35708333, -77.39073333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 21.425', W 77° 23.444'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 21' 25.5" N, 77° 23' 26.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||240, 301|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4465-4473 Baker Valley Rd, Frederick MD 21704, US|
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