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Monocacy

(mənŏk`əsē), river, c.60 mi (100 km) long, rising in S Pa., and flowing S across Md. to join the Potomac River near Frederick, Md. On its banks, just E of Frederick, the Civil War battle of Monocacy was fought on July 9, 1864. Although the Union forces under Gen. Lew Wallace were defeated, they delayed the Confederate forces under Gen. J. A. Early long enough to give Grant time to dispatch troops to defend Washington and drive Early back into Virginia.
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At Frederick, Maryland - 45 miles west - Monocacy National Battlefield ranger Matt Borders told how troops of the Northern Union fought a delaying action to stop southern Confederate general Jubal Early's army seizing Washington in July 1864.
Amity Township $173,245 to improve safety by modifying the traffic signal left turn phasing at Route 422 and Monocacy Creek Road and reconstructing the center median on the Eastern leg.
in the Snyder Room in the Haupert Union Building on Moravian College's Main Street campus at 1119 Monocacy Street in Bethlehem, Pa.
Similarly, the mandate to maintain historical conditions on the grounds of national battlefields in the mid-Atlantic, such as Manassas and Monocacy, means that the parks also host grasshopper sparrows, eastern meadowlarks and other grassland birds that are losing habitat to suburban growth.
He has previously worked as a park ranger at Antietam National Battlefield and Monocacy National Battlefield and is also a licensed battlefield guide at Antietam.
General Lew Wallace has at least three major claims to fame in American history: his leadership of the so-called "Lost Division," which arrived too late to assist the rest of Ulysses Grant's army at the first day of the Battle of Shiloh; his tactical defeat at the Battle of Monocacy, which nevertheless successfully delayed a Confederate attack on Washington; and his authorship of the bestselling novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
Part two examines the B&OAEs critical role in the Civil War; GarrettAEs relationship with Lincoln, Stanton, and other military leaders in strategizing Union troop movements; the relentless Confederate destruction of the B&O in the early years of the War; great troop movement of 1863; and the Battle of Monocacy Junction.
McGowan has served as a media research consultant for Washington, D.C.-based Monocacy Media Partners since 2012.
Monocacy Financial Advisors, LLC is serving as financial advisor to Shore United Bank and Holland and Knight LLP is serving as legal advisor.
Monocacy Financial Advisors, LLC is serving as financial advisor to Shore United Bank and Holland & Knight LLP is serving as legal advisor.
This is especially important, as Coldsprings Farm sits amid the Monocacy watershed, which eventually flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
After the Spanish-American War the Yangtze Patrol was established with ex-Spanish gunboats captured in the Philippines which were reinforced in 1914 by the purpose-built gunboats, the USS Monocacy and Palos (the second ships to bear those names, see Part I of this report).