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joshfranzak Caught this nice small mouth on the Monocacy today #driftfishing #monocacy#smallie#fishin' 4d

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kenwood1969 #Monocacy cruising 4d
  •   marc0us Nice Kenny. Is this your week off 4d
  •   kenwood1969 Just a few days off. We put in close to Thurmont and will exit right at our development. I would like to take you, Justin and ross down with a case of the lifeblood in the boats. 4d

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conorlawlor7 Our setup last night 5d

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kiraboo113 Took a little trip to the Monocacy/Antietam national battle field with my Poppop ️ (he grew up there)! #monocacy #antietam #battlefield #civilwar #Maryland #familytime 6d

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keepitlikeasecret Coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee #monocacy #brewtus #coffeeimperialstout 1w

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rsulli523 @flb3787 "Look at that blue boiz!" #Monocacy #latergram #catfish 1w

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rsulli523 Fishing the #Monocacy this morning with @pfgannon and @flb3787 #latergram 2w

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americancivilwardaybyday Above left: Private George M. Douse, Company A, 10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Above right: monument to the 10th Vermont at Monocacy National Battlefield. Below: Bridge that Douse and his regiment defended.

The 10th Vermont Infantry was one of the units rushed from the trenches of Petersburg to protect Washington D.C., from Early's advancing army.

Private Douse fought in and was wounded at the Battle of Monocacy 150 years ago today. He was from Peacham, Vermont and was five foot six inches tall with "dark complexion, black eyes, dark hair and [was] by occupation, when enrolled, a farmer." At Monocacy, the 10th Vermont was engaged at the Thomas farm on the extreme left flank of the Union line against Gordon's Confederate division. Two companies were at Monocacy Junction, protecting bridges. Private Douse was with his Company A here when heavy skirmishing developed near their position. In all, the 10th Vermont would sustain 58 killed, wounded, or missing during the battle. Company A would suffer two casualties, including Private Douse, seriously wounded in the face.

Douse was hit with a minie ball through the cheek that came to rest in his back teeth. Douse was taken to a field hospital for medical treatment and survived not only the wound but the entire war. He would return to Peacham, Vermont after the war where his and his wife raised ten children.

Sources: NPS.gov/mono, http://vermontcivilwar.org/units/10/

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  •   greenwomanwisdom love this intimate peek into history. It really drives the pt home that nothing ever changes. Its the same life we live now...... And unfortunately we still seek war to sollve our differenences 2w
  •   americancivilwardaybyday @greenwomanwisdom Indeed. Its the human story that really illuminates history. 2w

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jonfritzritz The battle of Monocacy took place 150 years ago today to draw off Union attackers from Petersburg #civilwar #history #monocacy #Petersburg 2w

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americancivilwardaybyday "So profuse was the flow of blood, from the killed and wounded of both these forces that it reddened the stream for more than 100 yards below." --- --Major General John B. Gordon.

150 years ago today, Union and Confederate forces clashed in a small yet violent battle outside Washington, D.C. Gordon's Confederate division crossed the Monocacy River and swept toward Rickett's Union infantry brigade. Although the Union troops made a defiant stand, Confederate forces pushed them back off the Thomas farm and into a general retreat.

Sources: NPS.gov/mono, NPS.gov/abpp

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  •   mciotti82 My ancestor, Captain George W. Guss, 138th PVI, Co. "C," was seriously wounded in the left leg at the battle of Monocacy! He would be severely debilitated, and the wound would take another 7 years to finally kill him. Thanks for sharing these great posts about a little known, but very important, battle!! 2w
  •   sean_morrissey Do you have a twitter account for this? If not, you should! 2w
  •   americancivilwardaybyday @sean_morrissey Thought of doing one, maybe sometime soon we will launch one! 2w
  •   americancivilwardaybyday @mciotti82 You are very welcome and thank you for sharing your family story. Its the common soldier's stories and experiences that I enjoy the most about battles large and small. 2w

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visitmaryland Repost from @visitfrederickmd: 150th battle commemoration ceremony at #Monocacy #washingtonattacked150 #civilwar150 2w

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