Item #15756 Fighting for Time or The Battle That Saved Washington and Mayhap the Union. Glenn H. WORTHINGTON.

Fighting for Time or The Battle That Saved Washington and Mayhap the Union

Frederick, Md: Frederick County Historical Society, 1932. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good. Item #15756

A scarce edition covering the important but often overlooked Battle of Monocacy, near Frederick, Maryland during Jubal Early's raid into Maryland in 1864.

"The Battle of Monocacy (also known as Monocacy Junction) was fought on July 9, 1864, about 6 miles from Frederick, Maryland, as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War. Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early defeated Union forces under Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace. The battle was part of Early's raid through the Shenandoah Valley and into Maryland in an attempt to divert Union forces from their siege of Gen. Robert E. Lee's army at Petersburg, Virginia.

The battle was the northernmost Confederate victory of the war. Afterward, the Union troops retreated to Baltimore, Maryland, and the Confederates continued toward Washington, D.C. But because the battle had delayed Early's march for a day, Union reinforcements had time to get to the Union capital before the Confederates. Early launched an attack on Washington on July 12 at the Battle of Fort Stevens, but the Confederates were unsuccessful and retreated to Virginia." - Wiki

Red cloth with titling stamped in gilt to front board and spine. Square tight binding. Clean interior. 306pp. Illustrated map endpapers. Little wear, save for a sunned spine, with faded.

Overall a handsome edition of an important Civil War battle.

Price: $75.00

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