Middletown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Enemies and Friends
—Antietam Campaign 1862 —
Following the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, Middletown's churches and dwellings became hospitals for Union casualties. Future President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes, then a lieutenant colonel of the 23rd Ohio Infantry, was wounded at Fox's Gap. His wife, Lucy, nursed him back to health at Jacob Rudy's home at 504 West Main Street.
As Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson rode through Middletown on September 10, two very pretty girls with ribbons of red, white, and blue in their hair and small Union flags in their hands ran out to the curbstone, and laughingly waved their colors defiantly in the face of the General. He bowed and lifted his cap with
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 26.63′ N, 77° 32.879′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Alternate U.S. 40) and Elm Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the Central Maryland Heritage League Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Middletown (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Middletown (here, next to this marker); Appleman's Tannery (a few steps from this marker); Middletown in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua Beckwith House (within shouting distance of this marker); 301 West Main Street Middletown in the Path of War (about 400 feet away); In Commemoration (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
More about this marker. The center of the marker displays a drawing of Union troops marching through Middletown on the National Road. A portrait of Gen. Jackson is on the right in the sidebar.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,673 times since then and 118 times this year. Last updated on August 24, 2009, by Sarah Hovde of Rocky Ridge, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on July 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 2. submitted on June 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.