“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.

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“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.