"The Boy General of the Golden Lock"It was here that George Armstrong Custer was first introduced as a general to the troops he would command. The first order signed by Gen. George G. Meade as the newly appointed commander of the Army of the Potomac on June 28, 1863 promoted three young captians, Custer, Elon J. Farnsworth and Wesley Merritt, to the rank of brigadier-general, at the request of Gen. Alfred Pleasonton Commander of the Union Cavalry Corps. Two of them, Custer, age 23 and Farnsworth, age 25, were notified of their promotions at the City Hotel in downtown Frederick. They were assigned to newly formed Third Division of cavalry camped here on June 28-29 as brigade commanders.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 12:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 293408 N 4371527|
|Decimal Degrees||39.46855000, -77.40160000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 28.113', W 77° 24.096'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 28' 6.78" N, 77° 24' 5.76" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 US-15, Frederick MD 21701, US|
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