Caring for the WoundedIn this building, soldiers who died in one of the many area hospitals following the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Moncacy were embalmed and prepared for interment at nearby Mount Olivet Cemetery or for shipment home. James Whitehall, the owner of the building, was both a furniture maker and undertaker, as were many furniture makers then. Dr. Richard Burr, a contractor with the U.S. Army, embalmed the bodies of officers and soldiers in this building. He gave public demonstrations of the new embalming process here on Sunday afternoons.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292518 N 4365502|
|Decimal Degrees||39.41410000, -77.41006667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 24.846', W 77° 24.604'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 24' 50.76" N, 77° 24' 36.24" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-98 MD-144, Frederick MD 21701, US|
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