"The Whole Town was a Hospital"
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —In September 1862, after the Maryland Battles of South Mountain and Antietam, Shepherdstown became a scene of indescribable suffering. "The whole town was a hospital," wrote resident Mary Bedinger Mitchell. "There was scarcely a building in town that could not with truth seek protection under that plea."
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|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 258511 N 4368349|
|Decimal Degrees||39.43086667, -77.80570000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 25.852', W 77° 48.342'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 25' 51.12" N, 77° 48' 20.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 WV-230, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US|
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