Treatment of the Wounded

Treatment of the Wounded (HMDQP)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.634', W 77° 43.467'

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The Rochester House stood on this site until its demolition in the mid-1950s. During the Civil War, it was the home of Mrs. Frances Howell Kennedy, widow of Dr. Howard Kennedy. From the beginning of the War, Mrs. Kennedy provided food and comfort to all wounded soldiers in local hospitals. She also opened her home to the care of many Federal soldiers, including Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, who went on to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Holmes was wounded at the Battle of Antietam.
Placed ByMaryland Heritage Area
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266221 N 4391782
Decimal Degrees39.64390000, -77.72445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.634', W 77° 43.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 38.04" N, 77° 43' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-29 S Prospect St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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