The Monocacy Aqueduct

I’ve been reading this weekend about the Monocacy Aqueduct, a bridge which carried the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal over the confluence of the Monocacy River and Potomac River. It was constructed between 1829 and 1833 and was one of “eleven stone aqueducts designed to carry the canal across the major river tributaries that drain into […]

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Military History Word of the Day: "Ambuscade"

– am⋅bus⋅cade [am-buh-skeyd] noun, verb, -cad⋅ed, –noun 1. an ambush –verb (used without object) 2. to lie in ambush. –verb (used with object) 3. to attack from a concealed position; ambush. 1575–85; < MF embuscade, alter. (under influence of OF embuschier) of MF emboscade < OIt imboscata, fem. ptp. of imboscare, v. deriv. with in-  […]

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