- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The National Park Service is naming a new superintendent at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick.

The agency announced the appointment Monday of Chris Stubbs, currently chief of resources management at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

Stubbs succeeds Rick Slade, who was promoted in April to superintendent of Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.

Stubbs previously served as acting superintendent of the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia.

The clash along the Monocacy (mah-NAH’-kah-see) River on July 9, 1864, is known as “the battle that saved Washington” because it delayed the Confederates long enough for the Union to send reinforcements to protect the nation’s capital. It ended in a Union retreat with 1,300 men dead, wounded or missing.

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