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Railroads: The B&O and the Battle of Monocacy

Eric Wittenberg has written an overview of the B&O here. The following blog post examines the B&O’s role more in depth as it pertains to the events leading up to the Battle of Monocacy. Messages kept coming across the desk … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Monocacy Aqueduct

Running alongside the Potomac River, the C&O Canal became part of the dividing line between the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Strategically important for both sides, the canal was caught between the two warring armies. Union troops … Continue reading

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“There Has Been Awful Sight of Human Suffering Caused By This War”: After Monocacy

Today marks the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy. It is a battle I have written about frequently, and as for previous anniversaries, I wanted to make sure to post something to remember “The Battle that Saved Washington.” In … Continue reading

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ECW Series: “Determined to Stay and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864” by Ryan T. Quint

“I therefore decided to turn down the Valley and proceed according to your instructions to threaten Washington and if I find an opportunity-to take it.” –Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early, CSA “These men died to save the National Capital, and … Continue reading

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Fighting at Monocacy’s Thomas Farm

Today is the 153rd anniversary of the battle of Monocacy—the “Battle that Saved Washington.” Fought just miles south of Frederick, Maryland along the banks of the Monocacy river the battle was Federal Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace’s last-ditch effort to slow … Continue reading

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Ryan Quint: The Other Exiled Commander at Monocacy

The Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is coming up Aug. 4-6. We’ve asked each of our speakers to share with us a story related to the topic they’ll be presenting as part of our “Great Defenses of … Continue reading

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Ryan Quint’s Fascination with Lesser-Known Battles Leads to Book on Monocacy

By ECW Correspondent Emily Losito A young Ryan T. Quint sat at his high school desk entranced in a Civil War documentary. His teacher had No Retreat from Destiny playing on the screen, a 2006 film about the battle of … Continue reading

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Now Available from the Emerging Civil War Series: The Battle of Monocacy

The latest Emerging Civil War Series book is shipping from the printer this week: Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy by Ryan T. Quint, published by Savas Beatie, LLC. (click here to order!) In early July 1864, … Continue reading

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A Civilian Remembers the Battle of Monocacy

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy, fought in 1864 between Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace and Lt. Gen. Jubal Early. Wallace’s badly-outnumbered Federals aligned themselves along the Monocacy River, hoping to hold off the Confederates in a last-ditch … Continue reading

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Ryan Quint and the Monocacy 150th

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the battle of Monocacy—”The Battle that Saved Washington.” How appropriate, then, that we use the opportunity to welcome Ryan Quint to our regular cast of ECW contributors. Ryan started guesting with us last year … Continue reading

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