Battle of Monocacy
Location: Frederick County, MD (near Frederick, MD)
Dates: July 9, 1864
, Major General
, Lieutenant General
In early July, 1864, Lieutenant General
Jubal Early's 2nd Corps was
detached from the Army of Northern Virginia. Robert E. Lee believed
that by weakening his army, at Petersburg, and Richmond, by detaching
Early's corps, and sending them north, that
U.S. Grant would be forced to weaken
his Army of the Potomac, to protect Washington, D.C. Lee hoped that
this action would pave the way to a Confederate breakthrough at Petersburg.
Moving north, through the Shenandoah Valley.....
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