Saturday 11 May 2019

“Battle of Monocacy/Civil War Medicine" Tour

Tour Marching Orders

Date: 11 May 2019

Assembly Location/Time:  Centerville Library (consolidate cars ) 8:00 AM

Tour Duration: Tour expected to end about 5:00 PM at Centreville Library

Cost: Free to All.

Uniform of the Day: Dress for possible hot & humid weather, wear comfortable shoes

Lunch:  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (near Francis Scott Key Mall) 

Tour Features:  In the summer of 1864, Grant pulled troops from the forts around Washington, DC to help apply pressure to Lee’s Army around Petersburg, VA. That summer, the Confederacy carried out a bold plan to turn the tide in the Civil War by invading Maryland, with a plan to capture Washington, DC and possibly influence the 1864 elections. On July 9, however, a small Union force slowed down this invasion along the banks of the Monocacy River, allowing veteran federal troops to arrive in time to save Washington. Join us on a tour of Monocacy National Battlefield. Additionally, experience a visit to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD.

Tour Leader: Brian Dankmeyer (Park Ranger, Monocacy National Battlefield)

Intel Update: D. Scott Kenepp  e-mail: Cell: 703-624-4995