Monocacy National Battlefield


Commissioners Scrap Frederick Incinerator Plan

The Frederick County Commissioners are scrapping plans for a waste-to-energy incinerator after more than five years of debate.


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Md. Battlefields Mark Emancipation Anniversary

The National Park Service is holding events at two Civil War battlefields to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Maryland.



Frederick Official Seeks Change In Hunting Regulations

A Frederick County commissioner is seeking to repeal a prohibition on rifle hunting for deer in the southern part of the county.



Frederick County May Downsize Proposed Incinerator

Frederick County officials say they’re considering downsizing a proposed trash incinerator due to uncertainty about Carroll County’s participation in the project.



Md. Spending $980,000 To Preserve Civil War Sites

Gov. Martin O’Malley is awarding $980,000 to help preserve 150 acres of Civil War battlegrounds in Frederick County.


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Lee’s ‘Lost Orders’ Star In Md. Civil War Exhibit

The “lost orders” of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee are the latest attraction at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick.



Heat Stifles Md. Civil War Encampment

The National Park Service says it’s too hot for a Civil War anniversary event at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick.


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Md.’s Antietam Battlefield Getting New Boss

The National Park Service has named a new superintendent of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.


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Researchers Explore Slave Village Site

Kara Cotton majored in international business at Howard University before her curiosity, fondness for historical mysteries and sense of adventure led her to study anthropology.


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Slave Village Digs Resume In Civil War Battlefield

National Park Service archaeologists are hoping to learn more this summer about a slave village unearthed within Monocacy National Battlefield.


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Amateur Archaeologist Helps To Unearth History

When George Evans was a boy, he would sometimes ride his bicycle to the Best Farm and ask the property owner if he could look around for artifacts. A Walkersville resident, Evans, 70, is once again helping to unearth history at the site, now owned by the National Park Service as part of Monocacy National Battlefield.