Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Frederick Barracks
War of 1812 Period
In addition to serving as a military command center and arsenal, the barracks aided in safeguarding Maryland state documents during the war, and holding captured British soldiers after the Battles of Bladensburg and Baltimore.
1777 — As the American Revolution unfolded, the Maryland General Assembly authorized construction of the Barracks.
1782 - 1783 — German prisoners of war captured by the Americans were quartered here at what later became known as the “Hessian Barracks.”
1802 — Lewis and Clark used the barracks as a depot for supplies gathered to outfit their Corps of Discovery expedition to the American West.
1812 - 1815 — By April 1812 United States troops were quartered
1850s — The Agricultural Society of Frederick County held their annual exposition here. This evolved into what is now the Great Frederick Fair.
1861 - 1865 — Doctors nurses and volunteers cared for soldiers wounded at South Mountain, Antietam, Gettysburg, Monocacy, and other Civil War battles.
1868 — The Maryland School for the Deaf occupied the barracks and surrounding property. To make way for the school's Main Building, the west wing of the barracks were dismantled.
Location. 39° 24.533′ N, 77° 24.582′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Clarke Place on Clarke Place. Touch for map. At the Maryland School for the Deaf. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Clarke Place, 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. The Frederick Town Barracks (here, next to this marker); United States Army General Hospital #1 (here, next to this marker); “The Great Baby Waker” (a few steps from this marker); Hessian Barracks - Witness to History (a few steps from this marker); These Barracks Frederick Town Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Frederick Brick Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Bradley T. Johnson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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