Hagerstown Ransomed

Hagerstown Ransomed (HM3WL)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.528', W 77° 43.205'

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On July 6th, 1864, Confederate Cavalry General John McCausland and his 1,500 troops demanded a ransom of $20,000 from Hagerstown, or the town would be burned. Three local banks gave up the money, underwritten by the town council. After the war, a tax repaid the banks.
HM NumberHM3WL
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series
Placed ByWashington County Historical Advisory Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266590 N 4391574
Decimal Degrees39.64213333, -77.72008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.528', W 77° 43.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 31.68" N, 77° 43' 12.30" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 N Potomac St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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