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Battle of Antietam

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  • The butcher's bill at Antietam

    On Twitter the Library of Congress has retweeted this morsel from the WorldDigitalLibrary: "Battle of #Antietam was #OnThisDay in 1862. 23,000 killed. ..." The Libraryof Congress should know better. The butcher's bill* for Antietam, the 23,000, is the...
  • Old Town Laurel: Be vigilant of suspicious as days shorten

    The days are growing shorter, and sunset continues to arrive a little earlier each evening. While the change is minor for most of you, it gives would-be thieves more time to operate under the cover of darkness. There have been numerous posts on the Old...
  • Reenactors drudge up Laurel's rugged Civil War past

    Reenactors drudge up Laurel's rugged Civil War past
    Nowadays, the "bink" of metal softball bats from the softball diamond is about the loudest noise heard near American Legion Post 60 in Laurel. But it wasn't always that way. Around 150 years ago, it was commonplace for residents to hear the "boom"...
  • 10 Mid-Atlantic fall hikes offer peak autumn experiences

    The simple act of going for a walk becomes an adventure when the weather turns crisp and Mid-Atlantic trees change color. Check out these area hiking trails to get a breath of fresh air, to commune with nature and to get a glimpse of our region's rich...
  • Window on the Civil War

     Window on the Civil War
    The American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to become the subject of the camera. But it was the first to generate large numbers of pictures, then shape both history and the public's awareness of what happened on the battlefield through the...
  • State Blocks Access To Civil War Medical Records

    State Blocks Access To Civil War Medical Records
    The state mental health commissioner is fighting efforts by freedom of information advocates to undo a law — which they say passed under last-minute, "murky circumstances" in 2011 — that blocks historians' research into Civil War soldiers...
  • Federal shutdown spoils KKK plan to desecrate Gettysburg's sacred ground

    Federal shutdown spoils KKK plan to desecrate Gettysburg's sacred ground
    No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown. In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
  • Visitors enjoy Civil War-era exhibit

    By Rebecca Massie Lane Special to The Herald-Mail    On June 16, 2012, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts opened “Valley of the Shadow,” a landmark exhibition of authentic art and artifacts of regional, national, and international...
  • Marge Peters served more than 20 years with Washington County Historical Society

    Marge Peters served more than 20 years with Washington County Historical Society
     There’s a cherry tree growing in the Miller House garden. It sits among the gooseberry bushes, near the grape arbor and under an ancient black walnut tree that overhangs from a neighboring property.  There’s a fig tree, a quince tree, a...
  • Unit presents Blue Star Banner to Swiger family

    Unit presents Blue Star Banner to Swiger family
    Antietam Unit 236, Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary President Ava Gift presented a Blue Star Banner to Keedysville residents Michael and Teresa Swiger and son Kevin during the unit’s Aug. 13 meeting. Their son Christopher Swiger is stationed at...
  • Tales From A Bloody Battle: "Connecticut Yankees at Antietam"

    Tales From A Bloody Battle: "Connecticut Yankees at Antietam"
    In the years after the Civil War battle of Antietam, John Burnham of Hartford descended into madness. Alonzo Maynard of Ellington, who was shot four times in the struggle for Burnside Bridge, spent the rest of his years in physical agony, sometimes...
  • Sharpsburg to hold Heritage Festival

    The Town of Sharpsburg will kick off a lively street festival Saturday, Sept. 14, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town’s founding. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature various artisans, musical...