Aftermath of Battle Hospitals and Graves - Westminster, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 34.254 W 076° 59.331
18S E 329167 N 4382022
Quick Description: After the cavalry engagement here on June 29, 1863, Westminster’s citizens cared for dozens of wounded of both sides.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2020 5:33:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM12AAD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Aftermath of Battle Hospitals and Graves— Gettysburg Campaign —After the cavalry engagement here on June 29, 1863, Westminster’s citizens cared for dozens of wounded of both sides. Besides the human toll, shattered and broken cannons, gun carriages, and caissons lined both sides of Court Street to Main Street after the Battle of Gettysburg, awaiting repair in Northern foundries and arsenals.

The Union Meeting House atop a mound in Westminster Cemetery became a makeshift hospital. There, military and civilian physicians, assisted by townspeople, treated the wounded. The building was razed in 1891; an iron urn marks the site.

The dead from the cavalry engagement were interred in the cemetery on July 1, but families and friends of the 1st Delaware cavalrymen later removed their remains to Delaware. The two dead Confederate officers, Lt. Pierre Gibson, Co. D, 4th Virginia Cavalry, and Lt. John W. Murray, Co. E, were reburied in the churchyard of the Ascension Episcopal Church. Gibson’s remains were removed to Culpeper, Virginia, in 1867.

Col. Paul J. Revere, 20th Massachusetts Infantry, grandson of his famous Revolutionary War namesake, fell wounded at Gettysburg on July 2. Brought to the City Hotel at Main and Court Streets to await family members, Revere died on July 4 before they arrived.
Type of site: Battlefield

Address:
North Court Street
On the grounds of the Old Carroll County Courthouse
Westminster, MD USA
21157


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