July 2, 2013
Tracy Evans, 301-662-3515
Four Noted Authors Will Hold Book Signings at the
149th Commemoration of the The Battle of Monocacy
On July 6-7, 2013, Monocacy National Battlefield will commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy by offering a series of programs throughout the weekend. The schedule of events will now include appearances by four Maryland authors who have recently published books on the Civil War. On Saturday, July 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Dan Toomey, Dr. Benjamin Cooling, Claudia Floyd, and Scott Hipp will be at the park's visitor center to sign copies of their new books. All of the authors except Ms. Floyd will also be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Dan Toomey's book, The War Came by Train, tells the story of the B&O Railroad's operational history during the Civil War. The book offers the reader insight into how specific events during the war affected the operation of the railroad and in turn the Union war effort.
Dr. Benjamin Cooling's book, The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot, recounts the story of President Abraham Lincoln's role in the Battle of Fort Stevens in July 1864. The dramatic events of the Confederate attempt to capture Washington—and the president with it—unfold in stunning detail as Cooling taps fresh documentary sources and offers a new interpretation of this story of the defense of the nation's capital.
Claudia Floyd's book, Maryland Women in the Civil War, draws on letters and memoirs to chronicle the story of Maryland woman during the Civil War to present a fascinating and nuanced portrait of their experiences.
Scott Hipp's book, Old Line Divided: Maryland in the Civil War, Volume I, is a study of Marylanders in the Civil War. From the battlefront to the home front, Marylanders role was critical, and their sacrifice was crucial. Old Line Divided is a narrative of Maryland and Marylanders in the Civil War.
Please see the park's Facebook page or call the park for the infantry and artillery demonstration schedule. All programs are free to the public and take place at the park's visitor center located at 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. For more information see us on Facebook, or call the visitor center at 301-662-3515. Operating hours are daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm.