Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
North Market Street
"Now I shall see Cousin J.
—Gettysburg Campaign —
Reynolds visited his cousin that Sunday afternoon before leaving to confer with his new commander, Gen. George G. Meade. Catherine prepared a meal for him, hoping that he would return after the meeting. While waiting, she and her sisters "gave supper to 17 soldiers who came in at different times asking to buy bread as all shops had sold out and they had nothing all day." It was late when Reynolds finished his work for the day. He did not return, and Catherine never saw him again. John Reynolds was killed on the first day of fighting at Gettysburg.
Confederates returned here a year later, as Gen. Jubal A. Early forced the city of Frederick to ransom itself for $200,000. The ransom, provided by local banks in bushel baskets of cash, was paid here at the former City Hall on July 9, 1864, the day of the nearby Battle of Monocacy, "the battle that saved Washington."
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 24.964′ N, 77° 24.639′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on North Market Street (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 North Market Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Site of Tory Gaol (within shouting distance of this marker); John Thomas Schley (within shouting distance of this marker); In April 1861 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capital For A Summer (about 300 feet away); Kemp Hall (about 300 feet away); The Congregation in Frederick (about 300 feet away); Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 400 feet away); “South Magnetic” (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
More about this marker. The marker displays portraits of Generals Jubal A. Early and John F. Reynolds on the lower right. On the lower left is a photograph of "Union troops on Market Street."
Also see . . .
1. Market & Patrick Streets Marker. (Submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Frederick, MD City Hall History. As with much of Frederick, the city hall has a rich history. (Submitted on October 7, 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 October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,792 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.