Francis Scott Key, the author of the "Star Spangled Banner" was born in Frederick and is buried in Frederick Maryland.
Also buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery I found something that fascinated me as both a history buff and a political science layman- There are hundreds of Confederate Soldiers, some of them unknown, buried there.
The first of these Rebel soldiers were buried here in Frederick from the Battle of the Monocacy. This Battle is less well known than many other Civil War Battles but was crucial in the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Jeb Stuart's cavalry was held up by the resistance of the Union Troops, if this battle had not happened, the end result of the battle of Gettysburg might possibly had been very different...
and there might NOT have been a famous Lincoln Address that we all remember.
The Frederick building that Abe Lincoln gave another address at following the battles of Sharpsburg and Antietam is still standing. The City of Frederick uses this historic building on the corner of Market St and All Saints Street as you come into the city limits heading North on 355, coming out of Montgomery County Maryland.
The building used to be the train station and is now used as the City of Frederick's Frederick Community Action Agency ( F.C.A.A. )
October 28, 2008