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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29IJ_richard-potts-revolutionary-war-patriot_Frederick-MD.html
Richard Potts Member of the House of Delegates Born 19 July 1753 in Upper Marlboro, MD Died November 1808 in Frederick, MD Marker placed by Carrollton Manor Chapter, NSDAR Eleanor Murdoch Potts 2nd wife of Richard Potts Revolutionary…
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In this lot are buried John Ross Key Revolutionary War Officer and Anne Charlton Key parents of Francis Scott Key author of "The Star Spangled Banner" This marker erected Sept. 14, 1964 by The Frederick Chapter Daughters of the…
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Since the war's onset John T. Best had grown accustomed to seeing Union and Confederate soldiers on his farm, but the morning of July 9, 1864, was different. Shots rang out on the farm and a battle ensued. Confederate artillery moved into the fiel…
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In the late 1700s, a large slave village was constructed just beyond the building in front of you. By 1800, as many as 90 enslaved laborers were housed there, an unusually large number of slaves for this area. The enslaved people were the property…
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On July 9, 1907, 43 years after the battle of Monocacy, 180 veterans of the 14th New Jersey Regiment returned to dedicate this monument in honor of their comrades and their sacrifices. Most of the men wore a memorial pin on their lapel, given to t…
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On October 1, 1863, nine months after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton advised Lincoln that it was a "military necessity in the State of Maryland... for enlisting all persons capable of bearing arms... …
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On July 9, 1864, at 2:00 a.m., the last train of Union reinforcements pulled into Monocacy Junction just hours before the battle. The addition of 3,400 veterans increased Wallace's total to 6,600 men. While Wallace was successful in delaying the C…
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(preface) Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early drove Union Gen. David Hunter into West Virginia after the Battle of Lynchburg, Va., clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Federal forces. To draw Union troops from Petersburg, Early launched a raid on Washin…
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(Upper Plaque):Erected by the State of New Jersey to commemorate the heroic services of the 14th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps Army of the Potomac, at the Battle of Monocacy, MD July 9th 1864.*********…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JQ_federals-take-a-stand_Frederick-MD.html
7:00 a.m., July 9, 1864 After skirmishing on July 8 with Confederates west of Frederick, MD, Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace's 5,800 Union troops—many of them "raw and untried"—took a stand at the Monocacy River. Wallace carefully chose this …
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