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Antietam Off The Beaten Path: 10 reviews and 23 photos
a knock on the door on september 16 th 1862 forever changed the lives of phillip and elizabeth pry. for almost twenty years the prys prospered on their 140 acre farm along antietam creek. thousand's of soldiers and horses decended on this farm. fences were knocked down, crops trampled, loads of hay confiscated and livestock was taken to feed the union army. the pry house served as union general mc clellan's headquarters and a union field hospital during the battle of antietam. two weeks after the battle president abraham lincoln visited the pry house. after the battle phillip pry filed numerous claims with the war department for damages to his farm. portions of the claims were paid and some were disputed. the financial burden proved too much for the prys and in 1874 they sold their farm and moved to tennessee. today the pry house is a medical museum and has an interesting collection of civil war era medical instruments. a $ 2.00 donation is requested. the pry house is located about a mile east of the battlefield on RT 34.
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