Read about the events and people who shaped the Monocacy region.
On July 9, 1864, Union and Confederate forces clashed here at Monocacy Junction in a battle that determined the fate of the capital.
By 1800, L'Hermitage was home to 90 enslaved laborers. It was the second largest plantation in Frederick County.
A brief list of significant eras and events in the battlefield's history
Study up on some facts for your next trivia competition.
In 1758, Marshall purchased of part of a large land tract known as Wett Work on the eastern bank of the Monocacy River.
The Best Farm comprises the southern 274 acres of what was once a plantation known as L'Hermitage.
United States and Confederate forces passed over these grounds before the Battle of Monocacy
A colonial tavern and ferry served travelers on the Georgetown Pike in the early 18th century.
Private George M. Douse, of Company A of the 10th Vermont Volunteer Regiment, fought in and was wounded at the Battle of Monocacy.
Gen. Robert E. Lee issued Special Order 191 while his army was camped on the Best Farm.
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