Monument Repair and Restoration
Probably as a result of road maintenance, the granite steps leading to the Vermont Monument had been moved around over the years, which made them unstable and a tripping hazard. A new base for the steps was created using stone dust and gravel, and the steps were re-set in their historic configuration.
As a final step, the monument grounds were regraded, and their bronze tablets were cleaned, polished, and waxed.
Restoration and repair of the monuments was undertaken by Monocacy National Battlefield staff, with guidance and assistance from the National Park Service National Capital Regional Architectural Conservator.
Did You Know?
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