Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
B & O Railroad Station
"No malice in my heart"
— Antietam Campaign —
On Sunday evening, October 16, 1859, Brown and his supporters slipped into Harpers Ferry from the Kennedy Farm in nearby Washington County, where they had been organizing the raid since July. They seized the arsenal, killed seven men, and injured a dozen others. They cut communication lines, but a passing train crew telegraphed the news from Frederick. The next day, three Frederick volunteer fire companies organized as militia units (Independent Rifles, Junior Defenders, and United Guard) became the first out-of-state responders. They rode the train from this station to Harpers Ferry, where they patrolled the streets and guarded railroad bridges. After a company of U.S. Marines under Col. Robert E. Lee soon stormed the building and captured Brown and his men, Frederick militia units guarded the prisoners.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 24.726′ N, 77° 24.678′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Jacob Engelbrecht's Diary (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses Grant Bourne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saints Street (about 400 feet away); Frederick's Carroll Creek (about 400 feet away); The Free Colored Mens Library (about 400 feet away); Library Campaign Song (about 500 feet away); Braddock, Washington, and Franklin (about 500 feet away); Diehl Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4. submitted on May 24, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 8, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.