“Melancholy Casualty” – The Civil War in Downtown Frederick

A fight on a street corner in Frederick, Maryland turns deadly in February 1862. Introducing a new series from Wynning History.


“Never Did I Witness A More Revolting Spectacle” – The Execution of Private John Lanahan, 46th Pennsylvania

Two days before Christmas 1861, soldiers and civilians gathered west of Frederick, Maryland to witness the execution of a Pennsylvania soldier convicted of murder.

Humorous Ad from C.C. Carty, Frederick, MD

This might be the most ass-kicking, name-taking advertisement in the history of furniture making. From the March 19, 1889 edition of the Frederick News. Clarence C. Carty owned and operated a furniture store and undertaking business along E. Patrick Street in Frederick, MD during the latter half of the nineteenth century. He purchased it from … Continue reading Humorous Ad from C.C. Carty, Frederick, MD