Laurel in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital
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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1863.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 337 Main Street, Laurel MD 20707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 TreasurePatuxent River (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Angel Among US (approx. 0.2 miles 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. ¼ mile away); A “Little Dam” Powers the Avondale Mill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.