Pry Family Upheaval

Pry Family Upheaval (HMR2I)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.552', W 77° 42.818'

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A knock on the door on September 16, 1862, forever changed the lives of Philip and Elizabeth Pry. For almost twenty years, the Prys prospered on this 140-acre farm along Antietam Creek while raising their family of six children. With Confederate forces gathering on the other side of the Antietam, Gen. George McClellan positioned the Union Army on this side and selected the Pry home to serve as his headquarters.

Thousands of soldiers and horses descended on this farm. Fences were knocked down, crops trampled, loads of hay confiscated, livestock taken to feed the army, and the house and barn converted into field hospitals.

After the battle, Phillip Pry filed numerous claims with the War Department for damages to his farm. Portions of the claims were paid, other charges were disputed and there was an investigation of overpayment. The financial burden proved too much. In 1874 the Prys sold their home and moved to Tennessee.
HM NumberHMR2I
Placed ByAntietam National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266586 N 4373101
Decimal Degrees39.47586667, -77.71363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.552', W 77° 42.818'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 33.12" N, 77° 42' 49.08" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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