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Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Aftermath of Battle

Hospitals and Graves

 

—Gettysburg Campaign —

 
Aftermath of Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
November 24, 2008
1. Aftermath of Battle Marker
Inscription. After the cavalry engagement here on June 29, 1863, Westminster’s citizens cared for dozens of wounded of both sides. Besides the human toll, shattered and broken cannons, gun carriages, and caissons lined both sides of Court Street to Main Street after the Battle of Gettysburg, awaiting repair in Northern foundries and arsenals.

The Union Meeting House atop a mound in Westminster Cemetery became a makeshift hospital. There, military and civilian physicians, assisted by townspeople, treated the wounded. The building was razed in 1891; an iron urn marks the site.

The dead from the cavalry engagement were interred in the cemetery on July 1, but families and friends of the 1st Delaware cavalrymen later removed their remains to Delaware. The two dead Confederate officers, Lt. Pierre Gibson, Co. D, 4th Virginia Cavalry, and Lt. John W. Murray, Co. E, were reburied in the churchyard of the Ascension Episcopal Church. Gibson’s remains were removed to Culpeper, Virginia, in 1867.

Col. Paul J. Revere, 20th Massachusetts Infantry, grandson of his famous Revolutionary War namesake, fell wounded at Gettysburg on July 2. Brought to the City Hotel at Main and Court Streets to await family members, Revere died on July 4 before they arrived.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series.
Civil War Trails Marker on front lawn of the Old Courthouse image. Click for full size.
November 24, 2008
2. Civil War Trails Marker on front lawn of the Old Courthouse
Acension Episcopal Church is in the background.
This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 34.254′ N, 76° 59.331′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from North Court Street. Click for map. Marker in on the grounds of the Old Carroll County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Westminster MD 21157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); Divided Loyalties (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); Corbit's Charge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Campaign (about 600 feet away); Westminster (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Corbit’s Charge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Westminster.
 
More about this marker. On the lower left of the marker is a photo captioned Union Meeting House. On the upper middle of the marker is a portrait captioned Col. Paul J. Revere. On the upper right of the marker is a photo captioned City Hotel. Underneath the City Hotel photo is a reproduction captioned Burial Record of the
Gravesite of Lt. John Murray at the Ascension Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
November 24, 2008
3. Gravesite of Lt. John Murray at the Ascension Episcopal Church
The original headstone is behind the newer headstone.
Westminster casualties
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Also see . . .  Paul Joseph Revere. From Antietam On The Web (Submitted on November 25, 2008.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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