A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the civil war when it saw its only shots fired in anger as some of Lee’s men on their way to Gettysburg fired a few shots at the fort’s walls to make sure the soldiers inside kept their heads down.
It fell into disrepair and was mended in the 1930’s as part of the public works programs of FDR.
Historical reenactors in the fort have frequently reported a presence or hostile feelings coming from the front right bastion, or of being followed out of it. Interestingly people re-enacting Scottish regiments sense a presence in this same place but it is friendly and curious. Four Scottish regiments were among those surrendered at Yorktown in 1781.
(Submitted by “Graves”)
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- 11100 Fort Frederick Rd
Big Pool, MD 21711
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- 39.613523, -78.00623889999997
- Washington County, Maryland
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