Frederick City and County experienced the multi-year conflict as major armies moved through and pitched battles occurred on our soil. Frederick also played a role in the events leading to war, and those following battles as we became a major hospital center. Emmy–award winning documentarian and Mount Olivet historian Chris Haugh will give participants a rare view of the American Civil War from the context of a cemetery, one that opened less than a decade before the legendary conflict. While some locals signed up for war as soldiers and officers, the vast majority of our populace had war come to them. Learn stories of bravery and compassion as we explore the war through the people that experienced it first-hand—former soldiers and residents buried within the hallowed grounds of Mount Olivet Cemetery. Bring your walking shoes as we plan to cover a few miles through the winding roads and lanes of Frederick’s historic, garden cemetery. We will meet at the Key Memorial Chapel just beyond the Francis Scott Key Memorial. There is ample parking in the circle drive around the chapel as students can park here. Raindate: May 3.