Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A City Divided
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 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 892 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.