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Laurel in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
1. Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital Marker
Inscription. This building served as a Civil War hospital connected with the 109th NY. between January and November 1863.

Here hospital matron Sarah A. Palmer "Aunt Becky" and her nurses tended sick soldiers. Disease more than war affected local soldiers. As recounted in her book The Story of Aunt Becky's Army Life.:

"Our hospital building consisted of an old store, and a two story dwelling house....it took but a short time to settle ourselves, and be a home in Laurel Hospital....Death waited often at our door."

For more information visit www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org
 
Location. 39° 6.335′ N, 76° 50.814′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Avondale Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 337 Main Street, Laurel MD 20707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avondale Mill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Avondale Mill: A Lost Treasure (about 800 feet away); Patuxent River (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Angel Among US (approx. 0.2 miles
Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
2. Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital Marker
away); First United Methodist Church of Laurel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Riverfront Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel: Half-way between Baltimore and Washington (approx. mile away); A “Little Dam” Powers the Avondale Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Story of Aunt Becky's Army Life. at Internet Archive. (Submitted on November 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Laurel Historical Society URL mentioned on marker. (Submitted on November 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
3. Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital Marker
377 Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2014
4. 377 Main Street
Sarah A. Palmer<br>"Aunt Becky" image. Click for full size.
5. Sarah A. Palmer
"Aunt Becky"
From the Frontispiece of her book The Story of Aunt Becky's Army Life
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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