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By Rebecca Massie Lane Special to The Herald-Mail With 23,110 casualties, the Battle of Antietam remains a day of great loss for America and it stimulated a chain of events leading to the Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Gettysburg. The...
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email@example.comTim Rowland is not trying to break new ground in Civil War scholarship. He does not aspire to excavate artifacts or even to discover wholly untold tales. What he does promise from his recently published book, "Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil...
Plan for countywide MLK Day of Service To the editor: Volunteer Washington County (VWC), a newly formed nonprofit committed to inspiring, supporting and celebrating volunteerism in Washington County, is partnering with many organizations, businesses...
firstname.lastname@example.orgHistory can be more than just pages in a textbook. As a way to commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary, specifically the Maryland Campaign of 1862, we have put together this map to make learning about history fun. After taking suggestions from...
As it did in other areas across the United States, the Civil War brought battles, gruesome tales and acts of destruction to what is now the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, but back then was part of Virginia. For West Virginia, the conflict was to...
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Founded in 1911, the Washington County Historical Society was guided by the steady hands of its first president, Harvey S. Bomberger, until his health began to fail in 1936. During those 25 years, the organization worked diligently to save Fort...
email@example.comEditor's Note: Alsatia Club representatives and Hagerstown officials are scheduled to meet Saturday morning to decide whether the Mummers Parade will be held in the evening despite a forecasted snowstorm. Although the weather has a will of its own and...
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. If you think your pet is among those listed, you may visit the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road. These animals may be made...
Associated PressOn a cliff overlooking spectacular views of two joining rivers, a boarded-up and crumbling hotel in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., could offer an opportunity for the small West Virginia community to promote its historic heritage while giving the local economy a...
firstname.lastname@example.orgMotorists driving by might assume they are some kind of highway department markers. Those small numbered white obelisks emblazoned with Confederate flags mark spots, or near spots, where incidents, skirmishes or significant battles took place in...
A woman was found dead in the Shenandoah River near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Sunday after she apparently committed suicide by jumping from the U.S. 340 bridge over the Shenandoah, Harpers Ferry Police Chief John Brown said. Police received a call at about 9...
Tags: Suicide, Human Interest
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