Ransom of Hagerstown

Ransom of Hagerstown (HMDOG)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.589', W 77° 43.158'

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The existing City Hall was constructed in 1939, replacing the 1818 City Hall on this location. Town Treasurer and City Councilman Matthew Barber negotiated with Confederate General John McCausland regarding the ransom of Hagerstown in 1864.

Retreat From Gettysburg
On July 6, 1863, Captain Ulrich Dahlgren was wounded in his right leg at this location while leading a detachment of dismounted troopers from the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, as they advanced up North Potomac Street. The leg was amputated at a field hospital in Boonsboro, and later he returned to duty only to be killed leading a raid on the Confederate capital of Richmond on March 1, 1864.
Placed ByMaryland Heritage Area
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266661 N 4391685
Decimal Degrees39.64315000, -77.71930000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.589', W 77° 43.158'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 35.34" N, 77° 43' 9.48" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 46 N Potomac St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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