Shepherdstown (hospital)

102 E German St., Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443


History: After the Battle of Antietam, the Confederate wounded flooded into Shepherdstown, filling homes and private buildings. Henry Kyd Douglas, whose Ferry Hill Plantation is on the Maryland side, is buried here in Elmwood Cemetery. The area is just minutes away from Antietam National Battlefield. Nearby Boteler's Ford was the site of the last significant battle of the Maryland campaign on September 20, 1862.

More to Explore: Plan to spend some time outdoors in the C&O Canal National Historical Park, which offers a smooth towpath perfect for biking and hiking.

Photo Credits: “The Ambulance Corps” & “3 scenes of Battle of Antietam” Courtesy of: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division