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The 14th New Jersey Infantry at the Battle of Monocacy

In the summer of 1864, as the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia were engaged in the battles of the Overland Campaign followed by the Siege of Petersburg,...

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The 19th Indiana Infantry at the Battle of Antietam

The 19th Indiana Infantry, along with the 2nd, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin Infantry regiments, formed the 4th Brigade of Major General Joseph Hooker’s 1st Corps in the Army of the Potomac at the Battle...

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General Lew Wallace’s Report on the Battle of Monocacy

In early July, 1864, Major General Lew Wallace, commander of the Federal Middle Department with his headquarters in Baltimore, faced a difficult situation. A Confederate army of 15,000 men under General Jubal Early had...

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General Benjamin Butler Occupies Baltimore

The State of Maryland had divided loyalties in the Civil War. There were regiments of Maryland soldiers in the armies of both sides. Though Maryland never seceded and joined the Confederacy, it was a...

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Burnside Bridge at Antietam Closed for Repairs

The Burnside Bridge over Antietam Creek at Antietam National Battlefield has been temporarily closed to foot traffic for renovation and repair as of October 10th, 2015. The stone arch bridge was built in 1836...