Determined to Stand and Fight

The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864

Ryan Quint

The story of the fighting at Monocacy, known as the "Battle that Saved Washington.” A pivotal day and an even more pivotal campaign that went right to the gates of Washington, D.C.
Publication date:
September 2017
Publisher :
Savas Beatie
Language:
English
Series :
Emerging Civil War Series
Illustration :
10 maps, 150 images
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Overview
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• The story of the fighting at Monocacy, known as the "Battle that Saved Washington”

• A pivotal day and an even more pivotal campaign that went right to the gates of Washington, D.C

In early July 1864, a quickly patched together force of outnumbered Union soldiers under the command of Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace prepared for a last-ditch defense along the banks of the Monocacy River. Behind them, barely fifty miles away, lay the capital of the United States, open to attack.

Facing Wallace's men were Lt. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederates. In just over a month, they had cleared the Shenandoah Valley of Union soldiers and crossed the Potomac River, invading the north for the third time in the war. The veterans in Early's force could almost imagine their flags flying above the White House. A Confederate victory near Washington could be all the pro-peace platforms in the north needed to defeat Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming election.

Then came Monocacy. Over the course of the day, Union and Confederate soldiers attacked and counter-attacked, filling the fields just south of Frederick, Maryland, with the dead and wounded. By the end of the day, Wallace's men fell into retreat, but they had done their job: they had slowed Jubal Early. The fighting at Monocacy soon became known as the "Battle that Saved Washington.”

Determined to Stand and Fight by Ryan T. Quint tells the story of that pivotal day and an even more pivotal campaign that went right to the gates of Washington, D.C. Readers can enjoy the narrative and then easily follow along on a nine-stop driving tour around the battlefield and into the streets of historic Frederick. Another fascinating title from the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series.