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Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

R.D. Shepherds Town Hall

Civil War Hospital Site

 
 
R.D. Shepherds Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
1. R.D. Shepherds Town Hall Marker
Inscription.  
R.D. Shepherds Town Hall
Was used as a hospital during
The Maryland Campaign 1862

 
Erected by Save Historic Antietam Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 39° 25.86′ N, 77° 48.331′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of German Street (West Virginia Route 230) and North King Street (West Virginia Route 480), on the right when traveling west on German Street. On the exterior of McMurran Hall, Shepherds College. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McMurran Hall (a few steps from this marker); Shepherdstown (a few steps from this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Shepherd State Teachers College (a few steps from this marker); Spirit of 1775 (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolutionary War Memorial
R.D. Shepherds Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. R.D. Shepherds Town Hall Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Pack Horse Ford Chapter, D.A.R. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
More about this marker. This marker has suffered some damage, with some text paint rubbed off.
 
Marker on McMurran Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
3. Marker on McMurran Hall
Marker can be seen here to the left of the door to McMurran Hall at Shepherd College.
Present Day McMurran Hall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
4. Present Day McMurran Hall
Formerly the town hall and county court house, the building was incomplete at the time of the Civil War. Planks were added and straw brought in to allow for caring of wounded from the Battle of Antietam. The marker is behind the left most column on the exterior wall of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,226 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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