Enemies and Friends
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —When Gen. Robert E. Lee and part of the Army of Northern Virginia passes through Middletown on September 10-11, 1862, they encountered a chilly reception. The inhabitants of this single-street hamlet on the National Road loved the Union, and the ragged Confederates who marched west through here epitomized what the citizens regarded as a rebellion. Confronted by openly defiant residents, the Confederates considered Middletown the most Union of all places they saw during their first trek to Maryland. When part of Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac marched through town a few days later, the citizens were more welcoming.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280736 N 4369129|
|Decimal Degrees||39.44383333, -77.54798333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 26.63', W 77° 32.879'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 26' 37.80" N, 77° 32' 52.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 Old National Pike, Middletown MD 21769, US|
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