Civil War HospitalDuring the Civil War, enormous numbers of sick and wounded soldiers overwhelmed both medical science and available hospitals. Approximately fifteen buildings in Cumberland were pressed into service to care for the maimed and ill. Besides warehouses, barns, and hotels, the courthouse across the street and the building in front of you—then the Allegany County Academy—were used as hospitals. The school and the courthouse together provided 1,200 cubic feet of fresh air and spaciousness, believed helpful for convalescence, because or their numerous windows and large floor areas. Sixty-five patients occupied the school building.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 691620 N 4391432|
|Decimal Degrees||39.65123333, -78.76656667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 39.074', W 78° 45.994'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 39' 4.4399999999999" N, 78° 45' 59.64" W|
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