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The Battle That Saved Cumberland
Dates:

August 2, 2014

Description:

Allegany County Civil War Roundtable is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Pleasant Mills/Folck's Mill. There will be period music, uniformed soldiers and Civil War artifacts. Expert speakers.Tours of Folcks Mills from noon-2pm. Event begins at 10am

Location:

Ali Ghan Shrine Club
13100 Ali Ghan Rd., NE
Cumberland, MD 21501

Contact:

On the Border of Freedom: Slavery in Frederick
Dates:

August 2, September 6, 27

Description:

Special tours of the Roger Brooke Taney House will allow visitors to explore what life was like for the many slaves who lived and worked in Frederick County from its beginnings until after the Civil War. Individual stories and biographies will be highlighted throughout the tours. All “On the Border of Freedom: Slavery in Frederick County” tours will begin on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m., the last tour at 3:00 p.m. The tours are included with regular museum admission. African American History Walking Tours also are offered beginning at I:30 p.m. at the Taney House on these Saturdays.

Location:

Roger Brooke Taney House
121 N Bentz St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
A Council of War
Dates:

August 2

Description:

On August 5, 1864 General Ulysses Grant and several other generals met at the Thomas House devising a plan to drive General Jubal Early’s army from the Shenandoah Valley. A program will be presented at the Thomas House about what led to the meeting and how it changed the war. 8:30am-5pm.

Location:

Monocacy National Battlefield
5201 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Contact:

(301) 662-3515
Website

African-American Heritage Walking Tour
Dates:

August 2

Description:

Part of day-long "On the Border to Freedom" program at the Roger Brooke Taney House, explore the historic center of Frederick's African American community. 1:30pm

Location:

Roger Brooke Taney House
121 S Bentz St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
Naval Surgeons in the Civil War
Dates:

August 2

Description:

Mr. Don Fischer, a veteran living historian and expert on Civil War medicine, will give a presentation on naval medicine and surgeons during the Civil War. Naval operations during the Civil War are generally overshadowed by the campaigns of armies on land, but maritime activities were no less important to the conduct and outcome of the war. Likewise, naval surgeons are often overlooked for their army counterparts, though their work was no less difficult and invaluable. Mr. Fischer will give an account of the shipboard doctors who worked for the health and welfare of fighting men at sea. Mr. Fischer will be dressed as U.S. Naval surgeon and have on hand a variety of medical tools and equipment. 2pm

Location:

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 E Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 695-1864
Website

Entrance Fee
On the Border of Freedom: African American History Walking Tours
Dates:

August 2, September 6, 27

Description:

Special tours of the Roger Brooke Taney House will allow visitors to explore what life was like for the many slaves who lived and worked in Frederick County from its beginnings until after the Civil War. Individual stories and biographies will be highlighted throughout the tours. All “On the Border of Freedom: Slavery in Frederick County” tours will begin on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m., the last tour at 3:00 p.m. The tours are included with regular museum admission. African American History Walking Tours also are offered beginning at I:30 p.m. at the Taney House on these Saturdays. For more information about the museum or walking tours, contact Jennifer Winter at jwinter@frederickhistory.org or 301‐663‐1188 x104.

Location:

Roger Brooke Taney House
121 N Bentz St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
1864 Civil War Walking Tour
Dates:

August 2

Description:

2014's tour focuses on the impact of the ransom of Frederick and Battle of Monocacy in July 1864. 11am.

Location:

Museum of Frederick County History
24 E Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
1864 Civil War Walking Tour
Dates:

August 16

Description:

2014's tour focuses on the impact of the ransom of Frederick and Battle of Monocay in July 1864. 11am.

Location:

Museum of Frederick County History
24 E Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
Civil War Mayhem Walking Tour
Dates:

August 23

Description:

Discover what it was really like to live in Frederick during the chaos of the Civil War, when loyalties were questioned and lives were lost. 7pm.

Location:

Museum of Frederick County History
24 E Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
Frederick Under the Flag: Frederick's Role in 19th Century Conflicts
Dates:

August 23

Description:

As the name suggests, this commemoration will focus on events related to Frederick's involvement in the War of 1812, American Civil War and Spanish-American War. In each, Frederick contributed its share of participants, and three would become national heroes in the form of Francis Scott Key, Barbara Fritchie and Admiral Winfield Scott Schley. The Barracks here was the major site of Western Maryland militia mustering in 1812, and 50 years later saw Civil War troops, serving as a major Union Army hospital center. There will be plenty of programming…topping the list is the Maryland Historical Society’s Star-Spangled replica flag and accompanying exhibit (stitched last year in Baltimore). Other programming will include the US Sanitary Commission exhibit and CW soldiers. The festivities will include the unveiling of a restored 1812 cannon, dredged from the Inner Harbor and given to MSD by the State’s 1812 Centennial Commission one hundred years ago. A recent grant project included restoration and building of a cannon carriage. The other “unveiling” will be a companion piece for the EMMY award winning “Maryland’s Heart of the Civil War” documentary. Lectures and book talks will be featured as well, headlined by author Marc Leepson who wrote a book in 2006 entitled “Flag: An American Biography” and recently released a new book “What so Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life.” There will be a presentation on Frederick in these conflicts and a collection of Civil War authors featured in the documentary. An additional program will be presented on the fore-mentioned Admiral Schley. In between each of these lectures,PBS produced documentaries will be aired: “Maryland’s Heart of the Civil War” and “War of 1812 on the Chesapeake," and “Crucible of Empire: the Spanish American War” produced in the late 90’s. Look for schedule and full details of the Tourism Council of Frederick County site, coming soon. 10am-6pm

Location:

Frederick (Hessian) Barracks/Campus of Maryland School for the Deaf
101 Clarke Place
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 600-4045

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