Monocacy: The battle that saved Washington

Driving down Md. 355 is like driving into the past, if only for a few thousand yards.

The road slices through forest-rimmed fields of grass, a driver’s privileged glimpse at the landscape of Frederick County, circa 1864. It’s a peaceful scene, undisturbed by the neighboring shopping centers and office buildings. But in 1864, peaceful wouldn’t have been the right word for that spot where Md. 355 crosses the Monocacy River.

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Well I can see a little bit of me in the pictures, my Captain always tryin to steal my spotlight!![beam]


Im sure their were some drunk southern civil war soldiers out there. TRUTH! :)


Saw the cannons out in the fields driving by yesterday. Would have been a great re-enactment to see!

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