Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital
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Because they were situated near the Mason-Dixon line, Shepherdstown residents witnessed the realities of the Civil War firsthand. Marching armies, sounds of battle and fear of war had arrived on their doorsteps by the summer of 1862. The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 brought thousands of wounded Confederates into the town's homes, churches and warehouses. The story of Shepherdstown's transformation into "one vast hospital" recounts nightmarish scenes of Confederate soldiers under the caring hands of an army of surgeons and civilians. Author Kevin R. Pawlak retraces the horrific accounts of Shepherdstown as a Civil War hospital town.
The History Press
: 9781626199255
: The History Press
: 08/10/2015
: West Virginia
: Civil War
: 57 Black And White
: 176
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Kevin R. Pawlak is the youngest National Park Service certified Antietam Battlefield Guide. Pawlak graduated from Shepherdstown University, where he majored in history with a concentration in Civil War and nineteenth-century America, with a minor in historic preservation. He is an active member of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association.
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