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ECW Weekender: Monocacy National Battlefield

Located just outside the sprawling development around Frederick, Maryland is the green space of Monocacy National Battlefield. Though the park was the site of what could be considered a small engagement in the scale of the war in the east, … 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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Mourning a Friend

Peter Vredenburgh, Jr. died almost 130 years before I was born. And yet, as I read his letters from the Civil War, I found myself identifying with Vredenburgh and thinking of him as a close companion. Which perhaps explains why, … Continue reading

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