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'Pry'ing open

April 29, 2005

While the opening dedication ceremony took place Thursday morning outside of Pry House, "surgery" on an officer was performed inside in one of the displays in the photo above. Left, those in attendance at the ceremony prepare to enter the house. The National Park Service acquired the Pry House, at 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, in 1975, but the interior never was open to the public before Thursday. The house, and eventually the barn, is part of a cooperative project with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md. The Union Army took over the Pry family's house, barn and land just before the Battle of Antietam. The house served as a field hospital and the barn was a hospital.

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