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Civil War Hospital Center

 
 
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By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
1. Civil War Hospital Center Marker
Inscription. Frederick County's ties to the American Civil War run deep, so it should come as no surprise that it is part of Maryland's Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area/National Scenic Byway. With two battles fought on Frederick County soil (South Mountain and Monocacy) and two more legendary showdowns (Antietam and Gettysburg) occurring just over county lines, it is no accident that Frederick City became a major hospital center and would remain so throughout the war. Major Jonathan Letterman, medical director of the Army of the Potomac, established US General Hospital #1 in Frederick at the site of the Hessian Barracks (today's Maryland School for the Deaf campus). In addition, churches, schools and public buildings were used as makeshift hospitals to care for the sick and wounded. Others were cared for in private homes.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
The amazing stories of Dr. Letterman, known today as the "Father of Battlefield Medicine," and countless other brave physicians and caretakers are told at this museum. Artifacts and illustrations interpret many "battlefield firsts" that would eventually leave their mark on modern medicine. Visitors enter a portal into life among the sick and wounded, while learning about Civil War era surgical and care techniques,
Civil War Hospital Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
2. Civil War Hospital Center Marker
hospital structure, the role of nurses, and the challenges of field medicine.
 
Erected by Frederick; Downtown Frederick Partnership; Tourism Countil of Frederick County, Inc.; DHCD; Maryland Heritage Area Authority; Preserve America; America's Byways.
 
Location. 39° 24.771′ N, 77° 24.551′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from South Carroll Street north of East All Saints Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. On the grounds of Carroll Creek Linear Park. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Diehl Memorial Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Frederick's Carroll Creek (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 400 feet away); Hospitals in Frederick (about 400 feet away); One Vast Hospital (about 400 feet away); Frederick (about 400 feet away); Old Freight Depot (about 500 feet away); The Stinky Stuff (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .  National Museum of Civil War Medicine. (Submitted on June 24, 2018.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionParks & Recreational AreasScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Civil War Hospital Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
3. Civil War Hospital Center Marker
Civil War Hospital Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
4. Civil War Hospital Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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