"Scarcely any possibility of crossing the street"
— Gettysburg Campaign —Frederick found itself occupied alternatively by Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War. Citizens who frequented this "Square Corner" of Market and Patrick Streets saw Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia march west from here on Patrick Street, the National Road, during Lee's September 1862 Maryland Campaign. They also saw Union Gen. George B. McClellan lead his army through town in pursuit. This first Southern invasion culminated in the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292471 N 4365522|
|Decimal Degrees||39.41426667, -77.41061667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 24.856', W 77° 24.637'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 24' 51.36" N, 77° 24' 38.22" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 N Market St, Frederick MD 21701, US|
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