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HISTORYtalks: "Then Came the Tug of War": Fighting at Monocacy's Jug Bridge by Ryan Quint

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HISTORYtalks: "Then Came the Tug of War": Fighting at Monocacy's Jug Bridge by Ryan Quint
HISTORYtalks: "Then Came the Tug of War": Fighting at Monocacy's Jug Bridge by Ryan Quint

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Oct 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: HISTORYtalks: "Then Came the Tug of War": Fighting at Monocacy's Jug Bridge by Ryan Quint. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.

Synopsis

On July 9, 1864, along the banks of the Monocacy River, a patched-together force of Federal soldiers under the command of Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace sought to stem the tide of nearly 15,000 Confederates marching on Washington, D.C. Wallace, though outnumbered nearly 2:1, fought a delaying action in what came to be known as the ‘Battle that Saved Washington.’ Several Ohio units, brand new to the service, played a pivotal role in the battle by securing Wallace’s right and keeping Confederate attackers at bay. This talk examines that part of the fighting at Monocacy, detailing some of the personas involved, and how the action on the northern end of the battlefield fits into the larger context of Wallace’s defense.

 

Biography

Ryan Quint, a native of Maine, moved to Virginia to attend college. He graduated with a degree in History from the University of Mary Washington. Ryan has worked for a number of public history museums, including the George Washington Foundation and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and with the National Park Service. His first book, Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, was published as part of the Emerging Civil War Series and is in its second edition printing. Ryan is now working on a book regarding the battle of Dranesville.

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