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ECW Weekender: Living History at Monocacy

This Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick County, Maryland, is hosting special events to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the battle that saved Washington. Programs throughout the day include Civil War … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Monocacy Battlefield (Virtually)

Hey, we’re keeping an eye on the official announcements, and we’re getting closer to being able to get back to exploring more historic sites in person! But we thought we’d keep it “virtual” for another week or so and spotlight … Continue reading

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“But I Tell You the Balls Flew Like Hail Around Us”: An Ohioan’s Monocacy Letter

Today is the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy, and as in the past, I wanted to share a primary source from the action known as “The Battle that Saved Washington.” This year’s source comes from Private Henry C. … Continue reading

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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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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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