Funkstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Civil War Hospital Site
Angela Kirkham Davis House
Angela Kirkham Davis House
Was used as a hospital during
The Maryland Campaign 1862
courtesy of S.H.A.F.
Erected by Save Historic Antietam Foundation.
Location. 39° 36.59′ N, 77° 42.563′ W. Marker is in Funkstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Baltimore Street (Alternate U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 West Baltimore Street, Funkstown MD 21734, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M3A1 Light Tank (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Street (about 700 feet away); Funkstown Bridge No. 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building the Funkstown Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Keller Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Plot is Dedicated to Public Use (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Funkstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Robert E. Lee (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Funkstown.
Also see . . . Save Historic Antietam Foundation. (Submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Angela Kirkham Davis
From the Maryland Women's Heritage Trail pamphlet:
The Battle of Antietam, fought in September 1862, claimed more than 23,000 soldiers killed, wounded, or missing in action, and became the single bloodiest day of the Civil War. The civilian populace, including many women, helped countless wounded and dying soldiers, and cared for the dead. One of those women was Angela Kirkham Davis. Although a Union supporter, Mrs. Davis provided water for Confederate as well as Union troops. When asked why she provided water to the Rebels, she replied, “Because our Heavenly Father taught us to give a cup of cold water, even to our enemies.” After the Battle of Antietam, Angela Davis and her husband Joseph took food to the battlefield. She comforted the wounded and dying and took a wounded officer into her home for nursing. She later wrote her account of these times in a work entitled, “War Reminiscences: A Letter to My Nieces.” Mrs. Davis serves as a symbol of all the women of
Washington County who gave comfort to the soldiers during the Civil War.
— Submitted August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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