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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

North Market Street

"Now I shall see Cousin J.

 

—Gettysburg Campaign —

 
North Market Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
1. North Market Street Marker
Inscription. On June 28, 1863, Gen. John F. Reynolds rode into Federick to visit his cousin Catherine Reynolds Cramer and her sisters near the intersection of North Market and Second Streets. She would have much to write the rest of her family on July 1 about this reunion with him. Her delight was obvious: "When we heard the Army of the Potomac was really coming my first and constant thought was, 'now I shall see Cousin J.'"

Reynolds visited his cousin that Sunday afternoon before leaving to confer with his new commander, Gen. George G. Meade. Catherine prepared a meal for him, hoping that he would return after the meeting. While waiting, she and her sisters "gave supper to 17 soldiers who came in at different times asking to buy bread as all shops had sold out and they had nothing all day." It was late when Reynolds finished his work for the day. He did not return, and Catherine never saw him again. John Reynolds was killed on the first day of fighting at Gettysburg.

Confederates returned here a year later, as Gen. Jubal A. Early forced the city of Frederick to ransom itself for $200,000. The ransom, provided by local banks in bushel baskets of cash, was paid here at the former City Hall on July 9, 1864, the day of the nearby Battle of Monocacy, "the battle that saved Washington."
 
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Close Up of Union Troops Passing through Frederick Photo image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
2. Close Up of Union Troops Passing through Frederick Photo
It is interesting to compare this photograph to a similar photograph of Confederates, on the nearby marker "Market & Patrick Streets."
Maryland Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 24.964′ N, 77° 24.639′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on North Market Street (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 North Market Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Site of Tory Gaol (within shouting distance of this marker); John Thomas Schley (within shouting distance of this marker); In April 1861 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capital For A Summer (about 300 feet away); Kemp Hall (about 300 feet away); The Congregation in Frederick (about 300 feet away); Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 400 feet away); “South Magnetic” (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. The marker displays portraits of Generals Jubal A. Early and John F. Reynolds on the lower right. On the lower left is a photograph of "Union troops on Market Street."
 
Also see . . .
1. Market & Patrick Streets Marker.
Looking North on Patrick Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
3. Looking North on Patrick Street
Contains a photograph of Confederate soldiers marching through Frederick in 1862. Interesting to compare to the photograph of Union troops on this marker. (Submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Frederick, MD City Hall History. As with much of Frederick, the city hall has a rich history. (Submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Old Court House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
4. The Old Court House
The building was originally an opera house, but following a fire which destroyed the original court house (which dated to the 1750s) in 1861, this building became the city seat of government.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,744 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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