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Barbara Fritchie confronting Confederate troops, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1951-1990

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Summary:Artist's conception of Barbara Fritchie confronting Confederate troops, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1951-1990. Caption reads: "'Shoot if you must this old gray head, but spare your country's flag, she said.' John Greenleaf Whittier. An artist's conception of the legendary Barbara Fritchie incident in Frederick, Maryland, during the Civil War. The Confederate troops marching into Frederick were ordered not to 'harm a hair on yon gray head' by their commander, despite Barbara Fritchie's open defiance. Her house still stands on Patrick Street and is open to the public." Includes inset portrait of Barbara Fritchie and gravestone. Postcard number: 21265.
Creator:Traub, David E.
Provider:Traub Company
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1951-1960
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Frederick
Topical subjects: Fritchie, Barbara, 1766-1862
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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