Old Frederick Road (Loy's Station)

Old Frederick Road, Rocky Ridge, MD 21778

Old Frederick Road: “A Short Nights Rest”

History: Union General Oliver O. Howard's XI Corps marched on the Old Frederick Road, and while marching through the village of Graceham were greeted by residents lining the road. Again after the battle at Gettysburg, Union troops led by Meade traveled the Old Frederick Road as Lee retreated to Virginia.

More to Explore: One of Frederick County's three remaining covered bridges, Loy's Station Bridge, lies here, and is certainly worth seeing. The others – Utica Mills, and Roddy Road covered bridges – are close by in Utica and Thurmont.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Stereograph portrait of Union General Oliver O. Howard" Courtesy of New- York Historical Society.
  2. "Loy's covered Bridge." Courtesy of Amanda Matte
  3. "Pencil drawing of soldiers on the move in the rain" Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.