- This event has passed.
Battle of Monocacy: In Their Words
July 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT| Free
What do the soldiers who fought the “Battle that Saved Washington” tell us about their experience in Frederick on a hot day in July 1864?
Blogger, historian, and author Ryan Quint will reveal first-person accounts of the Battle of Monocacy that took place on July 9, 1864, just three miles south of Downtown Frederick.
While often relegated to a lower tier of Civil War engagements, the fight at Monocacy had monumental consequences upon the Civil War in the Eastern Theater. Come hear more about the collision of Jubal Early’s Confederates and Union forces under Lew Wallace along the banks of the Monocacy River through the words of those who were there that day.
This talk is part of our Young Historians summer series. Escape the heat of a Maryland summer and enjoy a talk from up-and-coming Civil War historians. Join us at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on Thursday evenings this summer for unique Civil War talks you won’t hear anywhere else.