| May 14, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Abraham Lincoln i/¿e¿br¿hæm ¿l¿¿k¿n/ (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:37 PM
Aliene Shields of Columbia, S.C., has an ancestor whom she believes died in the Battle of Maryland Heights and whose remains are buried in the mountain ridge that runs parallel to Rohrersville Road in southern Washington County.
| Sep 16, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I was visiting the morning Rotary Club in Martinsburg, W.Va., shilling for a fundraiser for my home club in Williamsport. No luck on ticket sales, but that’s not the point. Near the end of the meeting, in walks U.S. Sen. Joe...
| Sep 16, 2012
“Reveille sounded early on Sept. 17, at Antietam. The troops were up and stirring. The drummer boys excitedly beat their drums calling the men to action, to battle and death.”
Those are the words of John W. Schildt as he described the...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Washington County Historical Society presented the Antietam National Battlefield Park with two significant gifts.
In the 1950s, purchase of the Dunker Church and gifting of the church and the Burnside Bridge were made possible through the work of...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Ted Alexander, 63, was in elementary school when he made his first visit to what was then called the Antietam National Battlefield Site.
"It was led by the noted historian E. Russell Hicks," Alexander said during a telephone call from his Greencastle,...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Name: Scott F. Hipp
City: Williamsport (born in Baltimore)
Day job: United Parcel Service Inc. (20 years); The Baltimore Bookworks LLC (the publishing house I founded in 2009)
Book title: "Old Line Divided: Maryland in the Civil War: Volume I:...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The annual meeting of the Washington County Historical Society in January 1967 featured a presentation on the Mason-Dixon Line, which described he hardships experienced by the surveyors as they passed through the mountainous portions of the terrain and...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:59 AM
The Dodworth Saxhorn Band, an historic 19th century brass band, kicks off the 2012-2013 Crooked Tree Arts Center Performing Arts Series with a Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration, "Bringing America's Musical Past to Life." This patriotic concert...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:33 AM
At 24, Clemantine Wamariya knows more about trauma and survival than most of us ever will. If we're lucky.
When Wamariya was 6, she and her sister were forced to flee the ethnic killings in Rwanda, spending the next several years in a series of...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:50 PM
1. Firemen's carnival
The Rescue Hose Company Fireman's Carnival features daily entertainment begins Monday, July 16, continues through Saturday, July 21. Special Events Center grounds, 407 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. Call Brian Barkdoll at 717-...
| Jul 13, 2012
John P. Hankey will present a lecture titled “Railroads and the American Civil War” at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Friends of the Library will host a reception...