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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hessian Barracks - Witness to History
 
Hessian Barracks - Witness to History Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
1. Hessian Barracks - Witness to History Marker
 
Inscription. 1777 Built at direction of Maryland General Assembly

1778-79 Quartered Hessian and Convention prisoners captured at Bennington and Saratoga

1782 Quartered Hessian and Bayreuth Yager Regiments following Cornwallis' surrender

1799 Quartered French sailors of the L'Surgent captured by U.S.S. Constellation

1802-03 Served as staging center for Lewis and Clark Expedition

1812 Quartered U.S. troops during War of 1812

1824 Visited by General LaFayette

1840-42 Used as silk work cocoonery

1853-60 Used for Frederick County Agricultural Society fairs

1861-65 Housed wounded Confederate and Union troops

1868 Became Maryland School for the Deaf

Placed by Frederick Chapter, NSDAR
1976
 
Erected 1976 by Frederick Chapter, NSDAR.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 24.539′ N, 77° 24.578′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Clarke Place, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the old Hessian Barracks building inside the Maryland School for the Deaf campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Clarke Place, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Hessian Barracks Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
2. Hessian Barracks
The marker is on the wall of the wing behind the cannon fragment to the right of the picture.
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Great Baby Waker” (here, next to this marker); These Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Bradley T. Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); B & O Railroad Station (approx. mile away); Graves, Monuments, and Memorials (approx. mile away); USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) (approx. mile away); Final Resting Place (approx. mile away); Francis Scott Key (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .  Hessian Barracks. A Revolutionary war prison and Civil War hospital (Submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,488 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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