Keedysville (HMED)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 29.287', W 77° 41.916'

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Headquarters and Hospital Town

— Antietam Campaign 1862 —

After the Battle of South Mountain ended around nightfall on September 14, 1862, many Confederates marched by here. The next day, Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac arrived, and McClellan established his headquarters here in the German Reformed Church. The army bivouacked in and around Keedysville before it attacked Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia near Sharpsburg on September 17. After the battle, the bloodiest day in American history, Keedysville became one vast Union hospital. Here Capt. Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr., son of the poet and future justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, received treatment for his neck wound. Keedysville hosted Federal troops for several weeks thereafter.
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267920 N 4374422
Decimal Degrees39.48811667, -77.69860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.287', W 77° 41.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 17.22" N, 77° 41' 54.96" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 N Main St, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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