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Shepherdstown Historic District

West German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, USA

In the wake of the Battle of Antietam, the town became one vast Confederate hospital, with public and private buildings in town serving as military hospitals for the wounded. On September 20, 1862, the last significant battle of the Maryland campaign occurred at Boteler's Ford, about a mile down the Potomac River from Shepherdstown. Elmwood Cemetery, on the outskirts of town, has a Confederate section; most of those buried there were casualties of the 1862 Maryland campaign. Henry Kyd Douglas, a staff officer of Stonewall Jackson's, is among them.

 

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Directions

From I-81 south take exit 16E. Take Route 9 east to Route 45 east, 8 miles to Shepherdstown. From I-81 north take exit 12. Take Route 45 east to Route 9 east, 7 miles to Kerneysville. Go left on Route 480 (at Kerneysville), 4 miles to Shepherdstown.

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Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Daily: Sunrise to sunset.

Phone

304-876-2786

Website

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