" . . . and yet the cry was for more room."On Wednesday, September 17, 1862, twelve-year-old Mary Bedinger, asleep at her home Poplar Grove outside Shepherdstown, was awakened by the roar of cannons. Confederate and Union forces in position near Sharpsburg, Maryland, just across the Potomac River, were desperately trying to dislodge one another. The bloodiest day in American history had begun. Soon a seemingly endless stream of wounded men flowed into dozens of buildings in and around Shepherdstown that were pressed into service as hospitals. Unfortunately, not all of the wounded men would survive.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series, and the West Virginia Civil War Trails series.|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 5:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 257911 N 4368093|
|Decimal Degrees||39.42840000, -77.81256667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 25.704', W 77° 48.754'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 25' 42.24" N, 77° 48' 45.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4849 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US|
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