|The original part of the Geeting farm house dates to 1790, according to Troy Cool, the|
current owner. Other sections were added in 1820 and 1850, he said.
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|The farm was known as Crystal Spring Hospital, among other names, because of this|
spring near the farm house.
|These inquisitive sheep served as tour guides.|
|The farmhouse basement includes this|
|Inside the white-washed outbuilding that may |
have been used as a morgue. The floorboards
appear to be original.
Off the beaten path, the site of Crystal Spring Hospital is seldom visited today. Consider a drive-by visit of this historical site -- and other Antietam hospital sites -- the next time you are in the area.
|This small outbuilding near the farmhouse may have been used as a morgue when the farm|
served as a large Federal hospital after the Battle of Antietam.