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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 39° 24.836′ N, 77° 24.563′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on East Patrick Street (State Highway 144), on the left when traveling west. Located on the west side wall of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 East 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. Hospitals in Frederick (here, next to this marker); One Vast Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker); Market & Patrick Streets (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Diehl Memorial Fountain (about 400 feet away); A Crossroads of American History (about 400 feet away); Civil War Hospital Center (about 400 feet away); The Original C. Burr Artz Library (about 400 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,504 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 5. submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 9, 10. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.