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 on the west side wall of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hospitals in Frederick (here, next to this marker); One Vast Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker); Market & Patrick Streets (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Crossroads of American History (about 400 feet away); Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 500 feet away); The National Road (about 500 feet away); The News (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 to the Antietam Campaign.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,373 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 5. submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 9, 10. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.