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The lightly studied heroic fighting that transpired at the iconic Jug Bridge was ancillary to the main and brutal fighting that took place that hot and sunny summer afternoon on July 9, 1864, at farms and bridges situated at Monocacy Junction; however, it still played a vital role in the overall defensive strategy of union General Lew Wallace.
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About the Author
Joseph Collins has a BA in Social Studies from Juniata College (1960), earned is Provisional Teacher Certificate from California (PA) State University in 1963 and has an MBA from Hood College (2010). He retired from Allfirst Bankd (now M&T Bank) as a Vice President in the commercial real estate department. A native of wesern Pennsylvania he has lived in Maryland since 1984 having moved to Frederick in 2004. A widower (wife Nancy passed in 2000), Joe has three (3) children and seven (7) grandchildren. He is currently President of the Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer since 2005. He is a docent and walking tour guide for the Historical Society of Frederick County and a board member of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable. Joe is Executive Director of the Nancy Collins Memorial Cancer Foundation, a non-profit charity that through its donations supports various areas of Frederick Memorial Hospital. With his interest in history The Battle for Jug Bridge will be his third book involving the Civil War. His first book Farmers That Helped Shape America follows the Van Sickle branch of his family, who were early settlers in Western Maryland, through the Civil War as members of the Third Potomac Home Brigade. His second book The Battle of West Frederick July 7, 1864 brings to light the over looked and fierce fighting that took place in the farm fields west of Frederick City only two (2) days before the historic Battle of Monocacy. The book recounts the events leading up to the fighting and the vital part played by the Van Sickle family and the brave soldiers of the Third Potomac Home Brigade. As a result of this book an historical marker was erected near the sight of the actual fighting on U.S. Route 40 (Patrick Street) in Frederick, Maryland