Mr. Ross’s American Civil War class enjoyed a walking tour of Downtown Frederick. They visited the sites important to the Civil War and learned why Frederick has earned the nickname the “Crossroads of History.” They visited the Saint John’s cemetery to see the grave of Chief Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Tawney’s and several Union soldiers. They enjoyed a tour of Mount Olivet cemetery conducted by Historian Chris Haugh. He showed them Francis Scott Key’s grave and Confederate Row, which contains close to 700 Confederate graves, more than half of them unknown from the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, and Monocacy. The class then went to the National Civil War Museum of Medicine for a tour, the Candy Kitchen which was Kemp Hall at the time of the Civil War, and the German Reformed church where Stonewall Jackson went to mass before the battle of Harper’s Ferry.
Civil War Field Trip