History: Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac established his headquarters here in the German Reformed Church. The army bivouacked in and around Keedysville before it attacked Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia near Sharpsburg on September 17.The town became a vast Union hospital after the Battle of Antietam, a history detailed at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum.
More to Explore: Touted as a mix of "northern personality" and "southern hospitality," Keedysville is home to the Hitt-Cost House, dating to 1790, and three historic bridges, including Hitt Bridge, a significant crossing point during the Battle of Antietam. Allow time to visit nearby Boonsboro, which has a museum, historic inns and caverns, as well as Antietam National Battlefield. Trips are also recommended to Hagerstown and Clear Spring.
Photo Credits: “. Keedysville, Md. Farm Keedysville, Md., vicinity” & “Confederate wounded at Smith’s Barn, with Dr. Anson Hurd, 14th Indiana Volunteers, in attendance” Courtesy of: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division