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History of Antietam National Cemetery (- Keedysville barn used as hospital)

Smith barn, Keedysville, used as a hospital. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Keedysville, Md., vicinity. Smith's barn, used as a hospital after the battle of Antietam.

Title from Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0136

John Nelson reports that Dr Otho Smith's farm was used for soldiers belonging to General William Henry French's division. Dr Anson Hurd of the 14th Indiana Volunteer Infantry also administered to soldiers on the Smith Farm. Dr Smith’s son filed a claim that the house, barn and outbuildings were used as a hospital from September 17 to October 11, 1862.


Alexander Gardner

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B8171-0589 DLC


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Library of Congress

Antietam National Cemetery; United States History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead.

Washington County, Md; 1862-1869.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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