Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1862 Antietam Campaign
Lee Invades Maryland
On September 17, at the Battle of Antietam, the two armies clashed in the bloodiest single day in American History and suffered some 23,000 casualties. Lee soon retreated across the Potomac, ending his first invasion of the North.
Follow in the footsteps of Gens. Lee and McClellan along Maryland Civil War Trails’ Antietam Campaign: Lee Invades Maryland, a 90 mile tour route that allows you to explore the stories of triumph and tragedy at more than 60 Civil War sites. Please drive carefully as you enjoy the beauty and history along the trail.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 24.836′ N, 77° 24.873′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on West Patrick Street (State Highway 144), on the left when traveling west. Located between the Barbara Fritchie house and Mullinix Park, along Patrick Street (A one way street to the west at this point). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 154 West Patrick 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. May 17, 1943 (here, next to this marker); Barbara Fritchie House (here, next to this marker); Jacob Engelbrecht (here, next to this marker); Water Level of the 1976 Flood (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mullinix Park (about 500 feet away); John Hanson (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named John Hanson (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named John Hanson (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
More about this marker. The marker displays pictures of Gens. Lee and McClellan, newspaper drawing of Confederates crossing the Potomac, a drawing of Franklin’s Corps at Compton’s Gap, and a strategic map showing the trail stops.
Regarding 1862 Antietam Campaign. This marker is one of the standard set used to orient travelers to the Antietam Campaign.
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to the 1862 Antietam Campaign, covering the Confederate march through Montgomery and Frederick Counties.
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler - Antietam Campaign. Details of the Antietam Campaign Tour marked by the Civil War Trails Markers. (Submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,794 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on December 3, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.