Frederick in the Civil War: Battle and Honor in the Spired City

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Just south of the Mason-Dixon line, Frederick, Maryland, was poised at the crossroads of the Civil War. Here, Confederate troops passed west to the Battles of Antietam and South Monocacy, and Union troops passed north en route to Gettysburg and south to raid the resources of the Shenandoah Valley. Heroes and villains were made in the spired city, from Dame Barbara Fritchie, who is said to have defied General Jackson, and the local doctors and nurses who cared for thousands of wounded soldiers to General Jubal Early, who threatened to put the town to the torch. Join local historian John Schildt as he recounts the fascinating history of Frederick in the Civil War.
ISBN: 9781609490782
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: Civil War
Images: 45
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John W. Schildt grew up in Frederick County and has been a lifelong student of history. A graduate of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, he has been a teacher, a pastor and a hospital chaplain. John is the author of nineteen books on the Civil War, including September Echoes, Drums Along the Antietam, Roads to and from Gettysburg and Lincoln's Wartime Travels. He has led Antietam battlefield tours for college, civic and military groups and has spoken at the Gettysburg Civil War Institute and Dr. James Robertson's Campaigning with Lee program. As a postwar member of the Twenty-ninth Division, he has led three tours of Normandy. John and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Sharpsburg.
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