• Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm

    Monocacy

    National Battlefield Maryland

The 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.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

More than 250 species of plants are found at Monocacy National Battlefield, several of which have been identified as state threatened and watch list species. More...