An incident occurred in 1862 as Confederate troops under General Stonewall Jackson marched through the picturesque Western Maryland town of Frederick September 10 th. Union sympathizers in Frederick (Maryland never seceded from the Union) hung out American flags to antagonize Confederates moving through town. Seven days later, those troops would be embroiled in heavy fighting in neighboring Washington County near Sharpsburg, a battle that would forever be named by the lowly stream running through the idyllic pastures where the battle was fought, Antietam.
March 23, 1862 - Confederate forces are beaten at the First Battle of Kernstown. Advancing down (north) the Shenandoah Valley, Maj. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (right) attacked Union troops under Colonel Nathan Kimball on March... Read Post
I’m a little late on this one, and had intended to post something about it in March, when on or near the actual Sesqui anniversary, but… better late than never, I suppose. On top of that, having a severe hankering for western Maryla... Read Post