152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy

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News Release Date: June 22, 2016

Contact: Tracy Evans, 301-662-3515

Contact: Brian Dankmeyer, 301-662-3515

 FREDERICK, MD - The Battle of Monocacy, known as “The Battle That Saved Washington,” took place on July 9, 1864 as part of the third and final Confederate campaign in Maryland. On July 9-10, 2016, Monocacy National Battlefield will commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy with a FREE special event. Programs will include infantry and artillery firing demonstrations, living history encampments, live musical performances, battlefield orientation talks, and a children’s activity tent. All programs and activities will take place at the Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center: 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704 (GPS address only).

The full schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 9, 2016

  • Battlefield Orientation Talks:
    • 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 2:30 p.m.
  • Infantry Firing Demonstrations:
    • 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.
  • Artillery Firing Demonstrations:
    • 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.
  • Musical Performance – Ampersand:
    • 11:30 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

  • Battlefield Orientation Talks:
    • 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 2:30 p.m.
  • Infantry Firing Demonstrations:
    • 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.
  • Artillery Firing Demonstrations:
    • 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.
  • Musical Performance – Home Comfort Bluegrass:
    • 11:30 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.



Last updated: June 23, 2016

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Frederick, MD 21704

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