Friday, January 29, 2010
he Civil War Battle that Saved Washington,D.C. In the summer of 1864,General Jubal Early led Confederate forces towards Washington,D.C. and threatened to capture the capital city. On July 9,Union troops under General Lew Wallace met Early's forces on the banks of the Monocacy. At Monocacy National Battlefield,visitors can experience this and other stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center The interactive and multimedia exhibits located in the Visitor Center include numerous vignettes which take the visitor to important locations related to the Battle as well as electronic maps,historical artifacts and interpretive displays of the Battle of Monocacy. A bookstore also offers literature which provides in-depth discussions of the Civil War and the Battle of Monocacy as well as memorabilia for sale.
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