Landon House-From Hospitality to Hospital - Frederick, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 19.635 W 077° 20.881
18S E 297609 N 4355721
Quick Description: Constructed in 1754 on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia, this building was reconstructed here in 1846 and became Landon Female Academy.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2020 12:31:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM126JK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 6

Long Description:
Landon House-From Hospitality to Hospital — Antietam Campaign 1862 —
Constructed in 1754 on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia, this building was reconstructed here in 1846 and became Landon Female Academy. Early in September 1862, while infantry of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia rested near Frederick, Lee’s cavalry chief Gen. J.E.B. Stuart occupied Urbana to report on any Federal advance from Washington. Having received an enthusiastic welcome from the community, Stuart hosted a dance here at the academy for Confederate cavalrymen and local ladies. The 18th Mississippi Cavalry’s regimental band provided the music, and military flags decorated the building. When Union cavalry threatened the Confederate picket posts at Hyattstown, however, the dancing ended abruptly as Stuart’s men galloped off to reinforce the pickets. They quickly returned and the ball resumed, but soon they converted the building to a field hospital when wounded men arrived. Later, the Federals also used the academy as a hospital.
Type of site: Hospital

Address:
3401 Urbana Pike
in the parking lot for Landon House, approximately 150 yards north of the Urbana Pike.
Frederick, MD USA
21704


Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Phone Number: Not listed

Driving Directions: Not listed

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