In the summer of 1864, General Jubal Early led Confederate forces towards Washington, D.C. and threatened to capture the city. On July 9, Union troops under General Lew Wallace met Early's forces on the banks of the Monocacy River. Union forces successfully delayed Early's advance on Washington, gaining enough time for the capital to be reinforced. Because of this, the battle became known as the "battle that saved Washington, D.C."
Archeological and historical objects focusing on the military action between the Union and Confederate armies in the Maryland action of July 9, 1864.
Facilities Exhibiting Museum Items
- Visitor Center – Frederick, MD
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