| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
The ongoing special exhibit “Sharpsburg — More Than Antietam” continues through Sept. 27 at the Miller House at 135 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.
The exhibit explores the features of the town and area before and after the Battle of...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:04 AM
When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and ‘60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When the bloodiest day in American history finally ended, many units battered by the brutal Battle of Antietam found themselves reeling from once unthinkable numbers of dead and wounded.
But few on either side of the fiercely contested western...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and '60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:44 PM
A Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan group plans on holding an event in Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the three-day Civil War battle, park officials said.
The Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacy group, will stage a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I have old newspapers from the American Civil War that describe battles. How do I determine their worth?
A: The first thing to do is key http://www.rarenewspapers.com, the site of Timothy Hughes Rare Newspapers in Pennsylvania. A collector/dealer...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:42 PM
The Right Rev. Eugene T. Sutton, Bishop of Maryland, presented David Henry, Tammy Fraser and Scott Lindsey with a certificate and the St. George’s Medal on June 16 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
The award is presented to adults for...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:25 PM
The Boonsboro London Fog employee committee is planning a reunion Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Boonsboro American Legion.
All who worked at the Boonsboro plant or at the cutting facility in Hagerstown are invited, regardless if you worked there one year...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:05 AM
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Considered by many as a turning point in the Civil War, the bloody three-day battle marked the highest number of casualties in the four-year conflict. The Union defeat of the Confederate...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:27 AM
In the summer of 1862, the Union and Confederate Armies fought six battles in seven days near Richmond, Va., the Confederate capitol.
The Southern troops, led by Gen. Robert E. Lee, were able to fend off attacks from the Federal troops, led by Gen....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:01 PM
This will be an extraordinary weekend for Connecticut residents William H. Hincks and Kierran Broatch.
Today, the two men will join 12,000 other blue- and gray-clad participants in the conclusion of a three-day re-enactment commemorating the 150th...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:43 AM
History is for old fogeys, right? Well, then, what are all these young people doing volunteering at the Washington County Historical Society? And, why are high and middle school students engaged with in-depth historical research projects?