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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A City Divided

 
 
A City Divided Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
1. A City Divided Marker
Inscription. The Lyceum, a public debating hall constructed circa 1848, stood on this site during the Civil War. Heated debates took place here prior to the Civil War on the state of the Union. Following the Battles of Antietam and Gettysburg, the Lyceum was used as a hospital for wounded troops of both armies.
 
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area.
 
Location. 39° 38.561′ N, 77° 43.316′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on West Washington Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59 West Washington Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagerstonians in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); John Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); For God and Country (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ransom of Hagerstown (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ransom of Hagerstown
Marker to the Right of the Bank Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
2. Marker to the Right of the Bank Entrance
(within shouting distance of this marker); Crossroads of History (within shouting distance of this marker); Bench Mark "A" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
More about this marker. In the center is a photo of the Hagerstown Lyceum. To the upper right is a photo of Dr. Charles Marcellus Chandler, Surgeon of the 6th Vermont Infantry Regiment, who served as the commander of the Lyceum and Courthouse Hospital in the weeks after the Battle of Antietam in 1862. At the bottom is a newspaper clipping. On July 29, 1863, the New York Times published a list of the wounded confined at the Lyceum Hospital. Most were wounded in the fighting around Hagerstown or fell ill on the campaign.
 
Also see . . .  Crossroads of the Civil War. More information about the Civil War activities in Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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