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Urbana in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Landon House
From Hospitality to Hospital

— Antietam Campaign 1862 —
 
Landon House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 29, 2007
1. Landon House Marker
 
Inscription. Constructed in 1754 on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia, this building was reconstructed here in 1846 and became Landon Female Academy. Early in September 1862, while infantry of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia rested near Frederick, Lee’s cavalry chief Gen. J.E.B. Stuart occupied Urbana to report on any Federal advance from Washington. Having received an enthusiastic welcome from the community, Stuart hosted a dance here at the academy for Confederate cavalrymen and local ladies. The 18th Mississippi Cavalry’s regimental band provided the music, and military flags decorated the building. When Union cavalry threatened the Confederate picket posts at Hyattstown, however, the dancing ended abruptly as Stuart’s men galloped off to reinforce the pickets. They quickly returned and the ball resumed, but soon they converted the building to a field hospital when wounded men arrived. Later, the Federals also used the academy as a hospital.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.635′ N, 77° 20.881′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of
 
Landon House with the Marker in the Foreground Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
2. Landon House with the Marker in the Foreground
 
Urbana Pike (Maryland Route 355) and Fingerboard Road (Maryland Route 80), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the parking lot for Landon House, approximately 150 yards north of the Urbana Pike. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3401 Urbana Pike, Frederick MD 21704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Urbana (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. one mile away); Dennis Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Clustered Spires of Frederick (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Battle That Saved Washington (approx. 2.7 miles away); History of the Monocacy River Valley (approx. 2.7 miles away); Federal Retreat (approx. 3.1 miles away); Thomas Farm (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Urbana.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a painting by Dale Gallon captioned, J.E.B. Stuart and his men depart to reinforce Confederate picket posts near Hyattstown. A map details unit movements in the Antietam campaign and other Civil War Trails sites nearby.
 
Also see . . .
1. Landon House. The house is still used for special events. (Submitted on July 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Landon House Ghost Stories. (Submitted on July 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords.
 
Landon House Bedroom display as part of the house history Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2012
3. Landon House Bedroom display as part of the house history
 
Antietam Campaign
 
Landon House Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2012
4. Landon House
 
 
Landon House Marble with fading pencil sketchings and signatures of soldiers Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2012
5. Landon House Marble with fading pencil sketchings and signatures of soldiers
 
 
Landon House and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2012
6. Landon House and Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,325 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 14, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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