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Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed American History

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  • Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed the Course of American History (Thomas Dunne Books) – Hardcover (2007)
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    Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed the Course of American History

    Hardcover, Thomas Dunne Books
    2007
    English
    Annotated.
    303 pages

    ISBN: 0312363648
    ISBN-13: 9780312363642

    The Battle of Monocacy, which took place on the blisteringly hot day of July 9, 1864, is one of the Civil War's most significant yet little-known battles. What played out that day in the corn and wheat fields four miles south of Frederick, Maryland., was a full-field engagement between some 12,000 battle-hardened Confederate troops led by the controversial Jubal Anderson Early, and some 5,800 Union troops, many of them untested in battle, under the mercurial Lew Wallace, the future author of "Ben-Hur." When the fighting ... Show more

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