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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 —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 1, 2020
1. North Market Street Marker
Inscription.  On June 28, 1863, Union Gen. John F. Reynolds rode into Frederick 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 this work for the day. He did not return, and Catherine never saw him again. Reynolds was killed three days later during the first day's 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. Local banks paid the
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 1, 2020
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ransom here at the former City Hall using bushel baskets full of cash. It was July 9, 1864, and soon thunder from nearby Monocacy, "the battle that saved Washington," rent the air.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 28, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 24.961′ N, 77° 24.639′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on North Market Street (Maryland Route 355) just south of East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 North Market Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capital For A Summer (within shouting distance of this marker); John Thomas Schley (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Site of Tory Gaol (within shouting distance of this marker); Cultures Meet (within shouting distance of this marker); In April 1861 The Legislature Of Maryland Met Here In Special Session (within shouting distance of this marker); Kemp Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Hood College (about 300 feet away); The Congregation in Frederick (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker replaces the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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