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Mary Esther Townsend, 1832 - 1919

Mary Esther Townsend Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


During the Civil War (1861-1865), it was Mary Esther Townsend who suggested that the Clarysville Inn be used as a United States Government Hospital. Her husband, Dr. Morris Miller Townsend, was instrumental in having this accomplished and served as the first hospital superintendent.


Text - Albert Feldstein

Postcard of the Clarysville Inn when a Union hospital during the Civil War. Property of Al Feldstein

See also Antietam National Cemetery which lists those Union soldiers who died in Clarysville, and were buried at Antietam.

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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

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

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