I finally got out yesterday and drove around with my camera. I ended up at the Monocacy Battlefield Park near Frederick, MD.
The Worthington farm house was constructed in 1851 and was a typical farmhouse of a successful farmer in this area. The farm, which was 300 acres, was owned by John T. Worthington. During the battle of Monocacy, John Worthington and his family took refuge in the cellar of the house. Although the cellar windows had been boarded up prior to the battle, six-year-old Glenn Worthington was able to observe the action. Impressed with a scene that was forever etched in his memory, Glenn Worthington grew up to write a history of the battle called "Fighting for Time" that was published in 1932. The farm remained in the family until 1953.
"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
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