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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 08/03/2004 16:46:40 EDT
Subject: Signal Demonstrations Near Frederick MD Set for This Weekend

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NPS Monocacy Battlefield Park Offers Interpretive Signal Flag Programme

Frederick City was a teeming center of activity during America's Civil War. It's citizens were as divided in their loyalties as the nation; many young men left Frederick City during the war to enroll in the armies, north and south. During important military campaigns, Union and Confederate armies camped nearby and passed through its main streets. Nearby Sugarloaf Mountain served as a “messenger” center signaling messages to troops in the field. Also in Frederick City, a large Union hospital was established to help care for the sick and wounded soldiers from battles such as Antietam, Gettysburg, Monocacy, and others.
On Saturday August 7th and on Sunday, August 8th, 2004, living history volunteers will present ongoing programs devoted to Frederick City and the Civil War. There will be an officer’s headquarters with staff, a surgeon discussing the latest medical technologies of the war, medical assistants and nurses from the local civil war hospitals, and the signal corps will be here to talk about signaling and other communications to and through Frederick City in wartime.

Living history camps will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day with informal interpretation available from participants throughout that time. Formal signal corps programs with “talking flags” will be held at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day.

All programs are FREE and will be held near the Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center located three miles south of Frederick, Maryland along State Route 355. For additional information about this program please call Monocacy National Battlefield at 301-662-3515.

Web snooping and activity uncover'd courtesy of Chief Cyber Clerk Doug Polaski. If anyone happens to attend the Monocacy outing this weekend, and somehow discovers who is doing the presenting, we'd be most interested as it is well documented that inquiring flag floppers wanna know.

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