Posts Tagged “Battle of Antietam”

Antietam Time

by Lori Eggleston. 0 Comments

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine recently received a donation of a collection of items which came from the Pry family.  If you are familiar with my museum, you will know that our first satellite location is the Pry House Field Hospital Museum out on the Antietam Battlefield.  If you are unfamiliar with the story of this fascinating property, take a look at our website here:  http://www.civilwarmed.org/pry-house-field-hospital-museum/about-the-pry-house/  The Pry House was owned by Philip ... read more

The Journey Home

by Lori Eggleston. 0 Comments

       A faded and well-worn quilt is on display now at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum.  Though it belonged to the Pry family, it has only recently come back “home” to the house.  Let’s take a look at where it has been!     After the Battle of Antietam in 1862, Philip & Elizabeth Pry's farm was stripped by the armies of most of its resources, including the family’s food, livestock, lumber, and even the crops in the fields.  The once prosperous farm was left in ... read more