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Frederick and Mount Olivet Cemetery in the Heart of the American Civil War

Course number : LIR159   ID : 21985    Section Number : 1
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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.


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri


Christopher Haugh 



Please read:  This Face to Face Course is taught at designated locations during scheduled times. An email will be sent prior to the first class with detailed course information and class details. Students must abide by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's Executive Order requiring the use of face coverings in outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.

In County 

Price: $10.00

In State 

Price: $15.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/23/2021 - 4/23/2021 Weekly - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Christopher Haugh 

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