150 Years Since Middletown, Frederick Held for Ransom

WHAG NEWS - It's been 150 years since Middletown and the City of Frederick were held for ransom by confederate troops during the Civil War. 

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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