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Will Re-Enact Holmes' Stay

Oliver Wendell Holmes in Hagerstown after battle. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Will Re-Enact Holmes' Stay

Floyd Gibbons Will Go On Air Sept. 16 With Episode.

Floyd Gibbons, noted radio commentator, will re-enact the historical episode of the stay in Hagerstown of Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes following his wounding at the Battle of Antietam.

Mrs. James Findlay, at whose home here Captain Holmes, later to become a famous Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, stayed, received a letter today from Mr. Gibbons stating that he would put it on the air over WABC chain on the night of September 16 at 9 o'clock E. S. T. Mrs. Findlay has given her consent for the broadcast.

Captain Holmes was severely wounded in the neck at the Battle of Antietam and came to Hagerstown a few days later and was invited to convalesce at the home of Mrs. Findlay's mother, which is Mt. Prospect. He remained there several days.


Hagerstown Mail

Hagerstown Herald-Mail

Used with permission of the Herald-Mail


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library.

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862: Centennial celebrations, etc

Washington County (Md.), 1937.

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

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