My great-great-great-grandfather Andrew Lewis Sias participated with the 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Co. D) under Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart at Gettysburg and was thereafter captured (according to one military record) on July 8, 1863 in Funkstown, MD. He was held at Seminary Hospital in Hagerstown, MD, then admitted to General Hospital in Chester, PA, on September 17, 1863. He was thereafter sent to Hammond General Hospital at Point Lookout, MD, on October 4, 1863. 9 April 2015. Photo by Mom.
The Battle of Funkstown, a Confederate victory, occurred shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg. My ancestor missed this battle, having already been captured. 9 April 2015.
Originally named Jerusalem in 1767, the town was incorporated as Funkstown in 1840. 9 April 2015.
Major H.D. McDaniel of the 11th Georgia Regiment was treated here at the Keller Home after the Battle of Funkstown (July 10, 1863). Mr. McDaniel survived the battle and later became governor of Georgia. 9 April 2015.
Part of the Keller Home. 9 April 2015.
Dozens of beautifully-designed old residences are yet visible in Funkstown. 9 April 2015.
Funkstown’s population was 904 in 2010. 9 April 2015.
Most of my favorite old structures in Funkstown were located on this street. 9 April 2015.