Williamsport in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Wagon Train of the Wounded and Williamsport
Along the 42-mile route to Light's Ford at Williamsport, the wounded suffered, the rain poured, and the train was attacked at Greencastle PA and Cunningham's Crossroads (Cearfoss). When they arrived in Williamsport on July 5, the bedraggled troops found the Potomac River was impassable.
Imboden wrote, "We took possession of the town and turned it into one great hospital for the thousands of wounded."
"It was an awful place," one Confederate soldier wrote, the dead horses and offal of the great number of beeves (cows), etc., killed for the army... made it very unpleasant... the green flies were everywhere."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1863.
Location. 39° 36.018′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Potomac Street, Williamsport MD 21795, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Band Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); Williamsport (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boy Scout Troop 17, 100 Years Old (about 400 feet away); Confederate Hospitals in Williamsport (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Williamsport (about 700 feet away); The Boys of Williamsport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murder of Dewitt Clinton Rench (Rentch) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The John Brown Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.