The Southern Soldiers monument on the Monocacy battlefield

The Southern Soldiers monument on the Monocacy battlefield

The monument to Southern Soldiers is on the west side of Urbana Pike (State Route 355) 100 yards south of the entrance to the Monocacy Visitor Center. (39.37644° N, 77.397046° W; map)

Dedicated on the fiftieth anniversary of the battle, the twelve foot high monument of Maryland granite is the only one on the battlefield dedicated to Confederate soldiers. Colonel Robert E. Lee, Jr., grandson of the Confederate general, was the keynote speaker to over 1,000 spectators.

Tablet from the monument to the Southern Soldiers

Tablet from the monument (click to enlarge)

From the marker:

This boulder
overlooks the
Monocacy Battlefield
and is in memory
of

The Southern Soldiers

who fell in the battle
fought July 9, 1864
which resulted in
a Confederate victory.

Erected July 9, 1914
by the Fitzhugh Lee Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
of Frederick, Maryland