North Market Street

North Market Street (HM186)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.964', W 77° 24.639'

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— Gettysburg Campaign —

On June 28, 1863, Gen. John F. Reynolds rode into Federick to visit his cousin Catherine Reynolds Cramer and her sisters near the intersection of North Market and Second Streets. She would have much to write the rest of her family on July 1 about this reunion with him. Her delight was obvious: "When we heard the Army of the Potomac was really coming my first and constant thought was, 'now I shall see Cousin J.'"

Reynolds visited his cousin that Sunday afternoon before leaving to confer with his new commander, Gen. George G. Meade. Catherine prepared a meal for him, hoping that he would return after the meeting. While waiting, she and her sisters "gave supper to 17 soldiers who came in at different times asking to buy bread as all shops had sold out and they had nothing all day." It was late when Reynolds finished his work for the day. He did not return, and Catherine never saw him again. John Reynolds was killed on the first day of fighting at Gettysburg.

Confederates returned here a year later, as Gen. Jubal A. Early forced the city of Frederick to ransom itself for $200,000. The ransom, provided by local banks in bushel baskets of cash, was paid here at the former City Hall on July 9, 1864, the day of the nearby Battle of Monocacy, "the battle that saved Washington."
HM NumberHM186
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
Historical PeriodCivil War, 19th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:15pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292473 N 4365722
Decimal Degrees39.41606667, -77.41065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.964', W 77° 24.639'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 57.8400" N, 77° 24' 38.3400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Frederick MD 21701, US
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