Worthington Farm, Monocacy Battlefield

A farm road winds through the acerage of the Worthington farm on the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland.  Founded in 1851 by Griffin Taylor the farm was originally known as the "Clifton Farm" until it was purchased by John T Worthington in 1862.  Mr. Worthington renamed his farm the "Riverside Drive and Farm" and farmed the land until his death in 1905.  

During the American Civil War "Battle of Monocacy" on July 9, 1864, Confederate troops crossed the Monocacy River onto the Worthington Farm. From the farm fields, the Confederates initiated three advances toward the Union line positioned at the neighboring Thomas Farm.  These actions resulted in heavy casualties and the Worthington House and yard were subsequently used as a field hospital.  

From my ongoing "Farmscapes of the Civil War" project. 

Technical details:
Toko 4x5 wooden large format field camera.  
150mm F6.8 Rodenstock Geronar lens in Copal BT shutter. Yellow # 12 on lens. 
Ilford FP4+ B&W film, shot at ISO 100. 
1/15th second at F32. 
Developed in Pyrocat HD at 1:1:100 dilution for 8 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius in Jobo Multitank 5 with 2509N sheet film reels with drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base. 
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.