Introductions and Notes by Jerry L. Harlowe
Alfred S. Roe’s journey to Monocacy began with his enlistment on January 21, 1864. Trained to fire the big guns of a fortified position, Roe and his regiment were converted to infantry that summer and sent to the Army of the Potomac. After the war Roe wrote an account of the battle in which he detailed the course of his travels from City Point, Virginia to Baltimore; the train ride west of Monocacy Junction; and the fighting on July 9, as seen from the vantage point of a private in the color company of his regiment.
Jerry Harlowe has added an introduction to the original work and many rare photographs of the Maryland countryside so vividly described by Roe. Brief appendices cover the life of Roe and his regiment. The cover contains a full color reproduction of the print entitled “Burning the Bridge of Monocacy” by Sherri Kemp.
Softbound, 64 pages, 6" x 9", 15 photographs, 2 maps