150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy
Follow the trail of the final Confederate invasion of the north in the summer of 1864. This bold attack on Washington, D.C. was stalled at Harpers Ferry, delayed for one crucial day at the Battle of Monocacy , and finally repelled at the Battle of Fort Stevens. Three national park sites, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Fort Stevens and Monocacy National Battlefield, have coordinated planning of 150th Anniversary events to provide visitors an opportunity to understand and experience the role all three sites played in preventing a Confederate attack on Washington in July of 1864.
150th events and activities at Monocacy National Battlefield, July 5 through July 13, will provide opportunities to explore and understand the importance of the Battle of Monocacy, as well as the broader historical context and aftermath of the Civil War on a national, state and local level.