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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Treatment of the Wounded

 
 
Treatment of the Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
1. Treatment of the Wounded Marker
Inscription. The Rochester House stood on this site until its demolition in the mid-1950s. During the Civil War, it was the home of Mrs. Frances Howell Kennedy, widow of Dr. Howard Kennedy. From the beginning of the War, Mrs. Kennedy provided food and comfort to all wounded soldiers in local hospitals. She also opened her home to the care of many Federal soldiers, including Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, who went on to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Holmes was wounded at the Battle of Antietam.
 
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area.
 
Location. 39° 38.634′ N, 77° 43.467′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 40) and South Prospect Street, on the left when traveling east on West Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagerstonians In The Civil War (here, next to this marker); Hagerstonians in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Prospect (within shouting distance
Treatment of the Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
2. Treatment of the Wounded Marker
of this marker); a different marker also named Hagerstonians In The Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cumberland Valley Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shenandoah Valley Railroad (about 600 feet away); Crossroads of History (about 600 feet away); Bench Mark "A" (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
More about this marker. On the lower left is a small inset drawing of The ladies of Hagerstown, Md., ministering to our wounded. On the upper right is a photo of Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The background of the marker is a photo of The Kennedy Residence (Rochester House)
 
Also see . . .  Crossroads of the Civil War. More information about the Civil War activities in Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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