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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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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.
And, area residents can expect to see flashing lights from numerous emergency vehicles near the Monocacy MARC Train Station during this drill.
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.
Major General Lew Wallace of the Union prepared a desperate, last-ditch defense on the banks of the Monocacy River to protect the capital of Washington, D.
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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).
Marc Soberman, MD, MBA, has been named chief physician executive of Monocacy Health Partners, the multispecialty employed physician practice of Frederick Regional Health System in Frederick, MD.
Senator Mikulski made the accouncement after meetiing with representatives of the Brewers Association of Maryland The Senator is pictured above, at center, flanked by owners, management and brewers from Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore County, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Union Craft Brewery and The Brewer's Art in the City of Baltimore, Evolution Craft Brewery in Salisbury, Ruddy Duck in Solomons and Brewers Alley and Monocacy Brewing Company in the City of Frederick.
The grant-funded site has information about important battles, including animated, interactive maps that highlight the progression of events at Antietam, Gettysburg and Monocacy.
In "L'Heritage on the Monocacy Battlefield, Frederick, Maryland," Paula Stoner Reed has marshaled intriguing details about the flight of the Vincendiere family and their slaves from Saint--Domingue to Maryland during the tumult of the 1790s.
39) Kurt Repanshek, "Antietam, Monocacy Battlefields on 2008 'Most Endangered' List," National Parks Traveler, April 1, 2008, http://www.