Created By: Kristin Bowl
32 North Main St.- Otho J. Smith/Dr. John Gaines: This fine stone house was built circa 1810. After the Battle of Antietam, Dr. John Gaines, a Confederate surgeon,
was left in charge of the wounded Confederates. While performing his assignment, he met the daughter of Dr. Otho Smith, who lived here. The couple fell in love
and when he returned after the War, they were married and resided in this house. Dr. Gaines practiced medicine in Boonsboro for twenty-eight years.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Boonsboro, Maryland Walking Tour