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Glenn Worthington, a youthful witness at Monocacy, recounts in rich detail the see-saw fighting as lines of blue and gray swept across the rolling pasture land and wheat fields of central Maryland. Replete with official reports of the engagement, and the anecdotal recollections and memoirs of participants.
Posted February 9, 2000
This book was written by Glenn Worthington, who witnessed the battle at Monocacy Junction in the cellar of his home when he was 6-years old. His eye witness accounts were absolutely fascinating. Mr. Worthington provides a detailed history of the whole campaign, and his perspective (being an actual by-stander of the battle)sheds a unique light on the story. However, Mr. Worthington occassionally rambles on too much about 'heroics' and 'bravery' and digresses from his personnel narrative rather frequently. The story is, at times, is hard to follow. It is not written in a sequential and concise manner. It can be hard to read and I found myself skipping sections. But if one can put up with the occassional ramblings, diversions and disruptions, the overall book holds great historical value for any student on the Civil War.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.