Monocacy National Battlefield (NPS Tour Stops)

Buckeye Bill

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The Main Entrance to the Monocacy National Battlefield

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The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center

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Map of the Opening Conflict (Guarding the Covered Bridge)

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Tour Stop 1 : The Best Farm

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The Battle of Monocacy Monument

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Tour Stop 2 : Monocacy Junction

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The 14th New Jersey Monument

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Tour Stop 3 : Worthington Farm (House)

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Tour Stop 4 : The Thomas Farm (House)

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Tour Stop 5 : Gambrill Mill (Old Visitor Center)

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redbob

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Hoover, Alabama
Another fine job William, a number of years ago I stumbled across the Monocacy Battlefield on the day before it officially opened as a National Park and I was fortunate to have been given a tour of the Battlefield by the Park Personnel. It was been and still remains one of my favorite parks-a true hidden gem.
 

hoosier

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It is not one of the designated NPS tour stops, but almost directly across the road from the entrance to the Visitors Center is a small monument marking the location where the Army of Northern Virginia temporarily camped in 1862.

The significance of this particular location is that it is the place where Robert E. Lee prepared Special Order # 191, which has become famous as Lee's Lost Order.
 

Dave G

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Halifax NS
The significance of this particular location is that it is the place where Robert E. Lee prepared Special Order # 191, which has become famous as Lee's Lost Order.

When I was at Monocacy in 2012, McClellan's copy of Lee's Lost Order was on loan in a display case. It was in pristine condition which really surprised me because it was supposed to have been left outside in the rain for 1-1/2 days, and did not look at all like some pictures that show it with brown stains. I asked the ranger about it and he suggested that it had been under a tree which may have kept it dry but it seemed a bit suspicious. They weren't allowing pictures or I would have had a dozen.
 

67th Tigers

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When I was at Monocacy in 2012, McClellan's copy of Lee's Lost Order was on loan in a display case. It was in pristine condition which really surprised me because it was supposed to have been left outside in the rain for 1-1/2 days, and did not look at all like some pictures that show it with brown stains. I asked the ranger about it and he suggested that it had been under a tree which may have kept it dry but it seemed a bit suspicious. They weren't allowing pictures or I would have had a dozen.

It was in a waxed envelope. The envelope was supposed to be returned signed by the recipient to prove it didn't get lost.
 
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