An army marches through Frederick during the Civil War

Mid-Maryland Magnified: “Look up at that Flag, with its Thirty-four Stars!”

The citizens of Frederick, Maryland, had much to question and fear in the early weeks of April 1861. Seven states had seceded from the Union, while fiery debates raged in communities across the nation. Continue reading Mid-Maryland Magnified: “Look up at that Flag, with its Thirty-four Stars!”

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"War, War, War!" article Frederick Examiner

Mid-Maryland Magnified: Fort Sumter & “War, War, War!”

Word of the conflict raced northward, speeding along telegraph wires and door-to-door gossip. Within hours, it reached the stoops and spires of Frederick, Maryland, a city of roughly 8,000 residents. There, the citizens soon had their own thoughts to offer. Continue reading Mid-Maryland Magnified: Fort Sumter & “War, War, War!”