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Shepherdstown Historic District

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West Virginia

West German Street
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
Website: www.battleofshepherdstown.org/Battle.html

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.