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Monocacy

Frederick County, MD  |  Jul 9, 1864

After marching north down the Shenandoah Valley, the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early crossed the Potomac River into Maryland on July 5, 1864 headed for Washington D.C. On July 9, a makeshift Union force under Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace attempted to stop Early along the Monocacy River, just east of Frederick. Wallace, joined by another division sent north from the Petersburg lines, was outflanked and defeated after putting up a stiff resistance. After defeating Wallace, Early continued his advance towards the Federal capital. Wallace’s defeat at Monocacy bought time for more reinforcements to bolster the defenses of Washington.

All battles of the Early's Maryland Campaign

Civil War  |  Battle
Monocacy
Frederick County, MD  |  Jul 9, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 2,194
Union: 1,294
Confederate: 900
Civil War  |  Battle
Fort Stevens
Washington, DC  |  Jul 11 - 12, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 874
Union: 374
Confederate: 500
Civil War  |  Battle
Cool Spring
Clarke County, VA  |  Jul 18, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 819
Union: 422
Confederate: 397
Civil War  |  Battle
Second Battle of Kernstown
Frederick County, VA  |  Jul 24, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 1,800
Union: 1,200
Confederate: 600
Civil War  |  Battle
Moorefield
Hardy, WV  |  Aug 7, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 530
Union: 42
Confederate: 488

Related Battles

Frederick, MD | July 9, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Commanders
Estimated Casualties
2,194
Union
1,294
Confed.
900

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