Retreat

Retreat (HM1JW5)

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

N 39° 22.123', W 77° 23.136'

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At about 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 1864, the Confederates stormed the Union line on the Georgetown Pike. Union General Wallace ordered the withdrawal and chaos soon followed. With Confederates in hot pursuit, Union troops fled past Gambrill Mill, then through the field in front of you, and across Bush Creek behind you. After two miles the Confederates finally abandoned their chase.

The lines were thrown into great confusion. The advancing Confederates who, in great numbers, are bearing down upon us.
Private Alfred Roe, 9th New York Heavy Artillery

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(lower left) Brigadier General James B. Ricketts, commanded the Union defense at the Thomas Farm until ordered to retreat.
(lower center) Major General John B. Gordon commanded the Confederate division that defeated the Union forces.
(lower right) During the retreat, the color guards from the 10th Vermont Infantry were under heavy fire and unable to continue. Corporal Alexander Scott, fearing the union flags might be captured, ran both flags to safety. For his valor in saving the national flag he received the Medal of Honor on September 21, 1897.
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HM NumberHM1JW5
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Placed ByMonocacy National Battlefield—National Park Service—U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294491 N 4360409
Decimal Degrees39.36871667, -77.38560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.123', W 77° 23.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 7.38" N, 77° 23' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4823 Urbana Pike, Frederick MD 21704, US
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