Middletown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Middletown in the Path of War
In July 1864, Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal Early invaded Middletown on their way to Frederick and their planned attack on Washington, D.C. In retribution for the devastation inflicted against people and property by Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Early threatened Maryland towns along the National Road—including Middletown. To many here, the sight of Confederate soldiers meant the possible loss of life and home.
Erected by Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Location. 39° 26.63′ N, 77° 32.802′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Alternate U.S. 40) and South Jefferston Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: near 28 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least In Commemoration (a few steps from this marker); 29 West Main Street (a few steps from this marker); Valley Savings Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); 31 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Main's Ice Cream Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Clovinger House (within shouting distance of this marker); Middletown in the Civil War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.