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.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Located between the Barbara Fritchie house and Mullinix Park, along Patrick Street (A one way street to the west at this point). Marker is at or near this postal address: 154 West Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. May 17, 1943 (here, next to this marker); Barbara Fritchie House (here, next to this marker); Jacob Engelbrecht (here, next to this marker); Mullinix Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Hanson (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named John Hanson (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named John Hanson (about 600 feet away); Mary Quantrill's Stand (about 600 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
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to the 1862 Antietam Campaign, covering the Confederate march through Montgomery and Frederick Counties.
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler - Antietam Campaign. Details of the Antietam Campaign Tour marked by the Civil War Trails Markers. (Submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,618 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.