Dr. John Absalom Wroe, 1817-1874This home was constructed around 1838. During the Civil War, it was the home of Dr. John Absalom Wroe and his family. A native of Virginia, Wroe helped to treat wounded Confederate and union soldiers who were left in the City when the rebel army evacuated Hagerstown in July, 1863. Family lore states the Wroes hosted General Robert E. Lee and his staff for dinner during the Confederate occupation of the town. The Wroe children pranked the Confederate officers by hiding their side arms, which they removed for dinner, in a barn in the back yard. The Wroe family opened their home to Major Henry D McDaniel of the l1th Georgia Infantry after he was wounded at the Battle of Funkstown in the retreat from Gettysburg. They cared for him until he was sent to a prisoner of war facility. Major McDaniel later served as Governor of Georgia.
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|Date Added||Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 266175 N 4391707|
|Decimal Degrees||39.64321667, -77.72496667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 38.593', W 77° 43.498'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 38' 35.58" N, 77° 43' 29.88" W|
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|Area Code(s)||240, 301|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 31 S Prospect St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US|
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