Landon House

Landon House (HMGW)

Location: Frederick, MD 21704 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.635', W 77° 20.881'

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From Hospitality to Hospital

— Antietam Campaign 1862 —

Constructed in 1754 on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia, this building was reconstructed here in 1846 and became Landon Female Academy. Early in September 1862, while infantry of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia rested near Frederick, Lee's cavalry chief Gen. J.E.B. Stuart occupied Urbana to report on any Federal advance from Washington. Having received an enthusiastic welcome from the community, Stuart hosted a dance here at the academy for Confederate cavalrymen and local ladies. The 18th Mississippi Cavalry's regimental band provided the music, and military flags decorated the building. When Union cavalry threatened the Confederate picket posts at Hyattstown, however, the dancing ended abruptly as Stuart's men galloped off to reinforce the pickets. They quickly returned and the ball resumed, but soon they converted the building to a field hospital when wounded men arrived. Later, the Federals also used the academy as a hospital.
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297609 N 4355721
Decimal Degrees39.32725000, -77.34801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.635', W 77° 20.881'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 38.10" N, 77° 20' 52.86" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3401 Urbana Pike, Frederick MD 21704, US
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