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Monocacy National Battlefield

Monocacy National Battlefield

FREDERICK, Md. — The weather was cloudy and a bit chilly, but it was a great day to be outdoors exploring the Monocacy National Battlefield Park. 

On July 9, 1864, Federal soldiers, although outnumbered three to one, fought gallantly along the banks of the Monocacy River to buy time for Union reinforcements to arrive in Washington, DC to defend the city from advancing Confederate forces. Because of their actions, the Battle of Monocacy is known as the “Battle that Saved Washington.”

Designated as a National Military Park by Congress in 1934, the park officially opened to the public in 1991.

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