Near Keedysville in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The main timber-frame portion of the house was built by the Hitt family before 1790. A log addition was added in the 1830's by the Cost family, nearly doubling the size of the house. After the battle of Antietam, it was used as a hospital and later as a headquarters for Union General George G. Meade. General Joseph K. F. Mansfield ate supper here September 16, 1862. He was killed the following morning. The house was severely damaged by fire in 1989 and has been restored. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1895.
Location. 39° 29.126′ N, 77° 42.852′ W. Marker is near Keedysville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Keedysville Road, half a mile west of Shepherdstown Pike (Maryland Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keedysville MD 21756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pry Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitt Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pry’s Mill Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Army Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pry Family Upheaval (approx. 0.7 miles away); History of Fairview Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hess’s Mill Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keedysville.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. As mentioned on the marker, General Mansfield was mortally wounded the next day, during the battle of Antietam.
Also see . . . Hitt's Mill and houses. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (Submitted on March 29, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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