|Camille takes a photo next to the New|
Jersey monument at the Monocacy
Battlefield in Frederick,MD. Click on any
photo to enlarge it.
|This is a painting inside the Visitor's Center at the Mono- |
cacy Battlefiled depicting the Confederates advance.
|Camille dressed in full battlefield garb.|
|Monocacy Junction is where the Georgetown Pike, Baltimore &|
Ohio Railroad and the Monocacy River converged. During the Battle
of Monocacy, the Union held the Junction throughout most of the day.
Shortly before this battle the tide of the Civil War had turned in favor of the North. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant began to use his troops that had been defending Washington, DC to force the Southern army farther south.
|This plaque stands along the Georgetown Pike (Rt. 355).|
It gives the story of the Monocacy Battle.
|This also stands with the last plaque. It is a memorial|
to all the Southern troops killed in the Monocacy Battle.
|Camille and I drove back this road towards the Best Farm.|
Rather scary not knowing what we would find at the end
of it. Probably the same feeling as the troops in 1864.
|The home of the John Best family.|
|This is the barn where the Confederate sharpshooters|
were hidden and was eventually burned by the Union
troops. The foundation is still the same as it was in 1863.
|These are the railroad tracks that I assume were in the|
same location years ago and were used to transport the
troops and supplies for the North. Camille and I are
standing next to them taking photos.
|This is the Thomas Farm House where the battle spread after the Best Farm. When the family heard the shots they moved to the cellar. After hours of waiting, the looked out on many dead soldiers.|
|Camille and I made our way back across the Monocacy River after our adventure to explore the Battlefields.|