Colonial Jewelers 5th Anniversary charm: Barbara Fritchie House Barbara Fritchie (1766b1862) is a central figure in the history of Frederick, Maryland. A Unionist during the Civil War, she is best known for her folkloric defiance in the face of Confederate troops. As the occupying rebel forces were marching out of Frederick in September 1862, Dame Fritchie, then 95, was said to have waved a Union flag from her upstairs window. Her fabled act of heroism was immortalized in an 1863 poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. Wear this charm on a charm bracelet or as a pendant. 14k yellow gold or sterling silver.