Random Photo

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABest Farm, Monocacy National Battlefield, south of Frederick, Maryland

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

This farm field is part of the field of the battle which caused Confederate General Jubal Early to be late. Though the Union force under Lew Wallace was forced to retreat, the fight delayed Early’s force a full day on his way to attack Washington D.C. Since Early was late, Union reinforcements arrived at Washington before he did, and the Confederate attack on Washington failed.

Approximately 3000 men on both sides were killed or wounded in this battle, which took place on July 9, 1864.

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2 responses to “Random Photo

  1. WOW – amazing find – excellent

  2. I was out walking with Annie Beagle when I took that photo. Best Farm is still a working farm; there would have tall green corn in the field had we taken our walk in July when the battle was fought. So many great walks to be had in and around Frederick. I miss the Maryland countryside.

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