Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Aftermath of Battle
Hospitals and Graves
— Gettysburg Campaign —
The Union Meeting House atop a mound in Westminster Cemetery became a makeshift hospital. There, military and civilian physicians, assisted by townspeople, treated the wounded. The building was razed in 1891; an iron urn marks the site.
The dead from the cavalry engagement were interred in the cemetery on July 1, but families and friends of the 1st Delaware cavalrymen later removed their remains to Delaware. The two dead Confederate officers, Lt. Pierre Gibson, Co. D, 4th Virginia Cavalry, and Lt. John W. Murray, Co. E, were reburied in the churchyard of the Ascension Episcopal Church. Gibson’s remains were removed to Culpeper, Virginia, in 1867.
Col. Paul J. Revere, 20th Massachusetts Infantry, grandson of his famous Revolutionary War namesake, fell wounded at Gettysburg on July 2. Brought to the
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1863.
Location. 39° 34.254′ N, 76° 59.331′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from North Court Street. Marker in on the grounds of the Old Carroll County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westminster MD 21157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); Divided Loyalties (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); A Final Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Carroll County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Gateway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corbit's Charge (about 600 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
More about this marker. On the lower left of the marker is a photo captioned Union Meeting House. On the upper middle of the marker is a portrait captioned Col. Paul J. Revere. On the upper right of the marker is a photo captioned City Hotel. Underneath the City Hotel photo is a reproduction captioned Burial Record of the Westminster casualties.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,940 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on July 8, 2022. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2008. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.