"I am a Massachusetts woman"Church Home and Hospital, formerly Washington Medical college, was where Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, and where many doctors were trained who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. On April 19, 1861, Adeline Blanchard Tyler, Episcopal Church deaconess and nursing instructor, was working here when a friend summoned her to the Holliday Street police station. The Baltimore Riot had just occurred and wounded 6th Massachusetts Infantry soldiers had been taken there. Tyler was refused entry until she said, "I am a Massachusetts woman seeking to do good to the citizens of my own state. If not allowed to do so, I must send a telegram to Governor Andrews informing him that my request has been denied." The police then admitted her.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 362546 N 4350530|
|Decimal Degrees||39.29325000, -76.59393333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.595', W 76° 35.636'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 35.70" N, 76° 35' 38.16" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 129 N Broadway, Baltimore MD 21231, US|
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