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The Battle of Funkstown

The Battle of Funkstown

Funkstown, Maryland is a quaint little town exploding with history. The Battle of Funkstown is one that is greatly remembered.
On Friday morning, July 10, 1863, at 6am General J.E.B. Stuart met General John Buford for the Battle of Funkstown.
The battle took place across the North East section of Funkstown. The Chaney House, now Ruth's Antiques, was turned into a makeshift hospital because of its enormous size.
General Fitz Lee called off the battle after 479 (196 Federal and 283 Confederate) men were either killed or injured. J.C. Weisner, with the help of his daughter, built a memorial honoring World War I veterans. It is said to be the finest memorial in Western Maryland, and one of only seven in the state of Maryland. The memorial was dedicated in 1921.
Funkstown is still a charming and beautiful town. George Washington, John Brown, Lady Bird Johnson, Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy stopped by often.

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