General Jubal Early, General Robert Ransom, Junior, Middletown, Maryland

Middletown, Maryland – A Town General Jubal Early Held at Ransom

In July 1864, a Confederate General Jubal Early demanded a $5,000 ransom from the local leaders of Middletown, Maryland in order to not burn down the whole town down. A ransom of $1,500 was paid, since they were unable to pay the full amount, and the town was not burned down.

Photograph of Confederate General Robert Ransom, Junior.

In 2014, a re-enactment of the Confederate siege of Middletown was conducted.

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