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Monocacy National Battlefield Commemorates 148th Anniversary

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Date: July 6, 2012
Contact: Tracy Evans, 301-662-3515

Due to excessive heat the living history encampment and artillery demonstrations scheduled for Sunday, July 8 have been CANCELLED!

The 148th anniversary of the "Battle That Saved Washington" will be commemorated on July 7-8, 2012.All events are free.

Saturday, July 7:

Military living history encampment at the historic Gambrill Mill will feature artillery and infantry demonstrations as well as commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

  • Artillery Demonstrations: Saturday - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8:

Beat the heat by viewing a special exhibit and visiting with local authors at the park visitor center.

  • Temporary exhibit featuring artifacts from the 14th New Jersey Volunteers, nicknamed "Monocacy Regiment," because they protected the Monocacy Junction for 9 months during the war, then returned to the area to fight in the Battle of Monocacy.
  • Author signings at the visitor center 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. include:

Saturday and Sunday- Ranger Brett Spaulding - Last Chance For Victory, Jubal Early's 1864 Maryland Invasion.

Sunday - Gail Stephens - Shadow of Shiloh - Major General Lew Wallace in the Civil War.

The park visitor center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Trails are open until dusk.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Amphibians play an important role in the stability and diversity of the park's ecosystem. The American Toad is one of the many different types of amphibians that can be found while hiking some of the streamside trails at the park. More...