The community of Middletown is celebrating the historic anniversary by hosting a series of events that kicked off on Wednesday. When the Confederate Army traveled north in 1864, it held several towns for ransom to get supplies and funds.
Middletown handed over $1,500, meanwhile Frederick was ordered to give $200,000.
On Wednesday night, the original Middletown ransom note and several exhibits was revealed to the public.
"The people of Middletown really care about this town, and it's a sense of community and a sense of pride," said BJ Goetz, CEO Middletown Valley Bank.
On Saturday both Frederick and Middletown will be hosting several interactive events. For more information click here.
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