Did Any Federal Units Fight at Both Monocacy and Fort Stevens?

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After the tactical defeat at Monocacy, Lew Wallace's force withdrew eastwards in some disarray towards Baltimore. But did any Federal units pull back towards Washington to the southeast and see action at Fort Stevens? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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After the tactical defeat at Monocacy, Lew Wallace's force withdrew eastwards in some disarray towards Baltimore. But did any Federal units pull back towards Washington to the southeast and see action at Fort Stevens? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Wallace and his men retreated to Baltimore and probably got there around the same day as Early' s men got to Fort Stevens (July 11 th). And I don't think they were in any condition to March the 40 miles to DC. It was my understanding that the when Early reached the outskirts of Fort Stevens was only opposed by mostly militia and those manning the forts. Here is the Civil War.org story of this action and link for the page. The story starts on July 11th.

The next day would be critical; the decisive moment for both sides. Dawn brought the illusion that veteran reinforcements in faded blue had arrived on the Union lines. In reality, these merely dismounted cavalry and invalids. Confederate leaders again hesitated. Ironically, hastily improvised cavalrymen thrust into the rifle pits deceived Early long enough for the real reinforcement from the VI and XIX Corps to arrive at Washington’s wharves and march out to bolster the defenses. Early now realized his precarious position.

Isolated north of the Potomac with pursuers coming in on his rear from the west, it looked like would be unable to complete his missions of freeing prisoners, disrupting communications and — above all — capturing Washington. He had, as one aide declared, “scared Ole Abe like hell,” but, now he must escape; Lee needed his men. Skirmishers would have to buy him time until night would permit withdrawal.

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefield...s-history-articles/washingtons-civil-war.html
 
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After the tactical defeat at Monocacy, Lew Wallace's force withdrew eastwards in some disarray towards Baltimore. But did any Federal units pull back towards Washington to the southeast and see action at Fort Stevens? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Benjamin Franklin Cooling has included a listing of the Federal troops at the Battle of Monocacy and the Battle of Fort Stevens in his book, "Jubal Early's Raid on Washington" (ISBN 13 978-08173-5475-6). A cursory look indicates that no Federal troops saw action on both battlefields.

Cooling also delves into the Confederate objectives and the fluidity of the situation in early July 1864. A worthwhile read if you are looking for more details.
 



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