May 19, 2020
This info comes from Ghosts and Legends of Frederick County by Cannon and Whitmore. I thought I’d deviate just a little from the normal story telling and give you some info…
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When it comes to Frederick County and the Civil War most people know about Barbara Fritchie, the woman that hung out her window with an American Flag, pleading “Shoot if you must this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag.” It is disputed as to whether or not it really happened. Regardless, a replication of her house stands in Frederick.
Here are some other important facts when it come to Frederick and the Civil War:
There have been reports off strange happenings in the Burkittsville area for many years. Eerie campfires can be seen in the mountains and open fields, with phantom soldiers sitting before the fire. When anyone decides to investigate, the fires will disappear. There is also Sppok Hill, where if you stop your car and put it in neutral, it will be pushed up the hill.
A Frederick family was hiding a confederate soldier when a company of Union soldiers showed up. They hid the wounded, Rebel soldier in the cellar, thinking the Union soldiers would soon be gone. The soldiers set up camp and stayed for several weeks, the family soon forgetting about the Rebel soldier hiding in the cellar. When the Union company left, and several months had gone by, all that was found in the cellar were bones. Shortly after, moaning and scratching sounds could be heard in the cellar. Visitors were often startled by the sudden appearance of a young Confederate soldier.
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