Battle of Monocacy

Location: Frederick County, MD (near Frederick, MD)
Dates: July 9, 1864
Union Commander:  Lew Wallace, Major General
Confederate Commander:  Jubal Early, Lieutenant General

Battle Summary:
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.....   More>>>>

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