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Battle of Antietam

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  • Sharpsburg Legion donates to school

    Sharpsburg American Legion Post 236 and the Sons of the American Legion presented a donation of $500 to the Sharpsburg Elementary School Kids in Need Program on Patriots Day, which was Sept. 11. Dale Lewis, Unit 236 treasurer, and Lawrence Hoffman,...
  • Barbara Fritchie stories abound in local area

    Because of the famous poem by John Greenleaf Whittier, who spelled the name "Frietchie," Frederick, Md.'s elderly matron has earned a place in history. She allegedly challenged Confederate troops marching through that town to respect the Union flag she...
  • Unit presents Blue Star Banner to Kathy Jones

    Unit presents Blue Star Banner to Kathy Jones
    Antietam Unit 236, Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary President Ava Gift, Chaplain Darlene Hoffman, members Venetta Potts and Linda May presented a Blue Star Service Banner to Kathy Jones at Sharpsburg Bible Church March 16. Kathy’s son, Pfc....
  • Bible Church breaks ground for new addition

    Bible Church breaks ground for new addition
    Members of the 140-year-old Sharpsburg Bible Church on Antietam Street in Sharpsburg broke ground Feb. 3 for a new addition to the present church building that was first used 32 years ago. After the regular Sunday morning church service, the...
  • 'Hearts at War' planned at museum

    Kelly Hancock, museum educator for the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va., will present a collection of wartime love letters, valentines and home-made items of affection during a presentation Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington County Museum...
  • During Civil War, many notables recuperate in county

    Ezra Baker owned a farm with a front gate that opened along the pike between Boonsboro and Keedysville near the Great Cave, or what we know today as Crystal Grottoes.  The family cemetery, located on the farm, is the final resting place of his two...
  • Senior center celebrates Christmas

    Senior center celebrates Christmas
    Christmas brought joy to guests at the Southeastern senior center in Keedysville. A Dec. 21 holiday party included a gift exchange, a color-changing snowflake and a stocking for each person.   Bockmiller to present Civil War film on Feb. 6 Author...
  • Sharpsburg Lions selling throws

    The Sharpsburg Lions Club still has 10, 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam five-color, 48-by-68-inch throws for sale. The throws are designed by Sharpsburg artist Mark Kretzer and feature 14 buildings and monuments in Sharpsburg and the...
  • Antietam Unit presents Blue Star Service banner

    Antietam Unit presents Blue Star Service banner
    Antietam Unit 236, the Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary, presented Sharpsburg residents Sheri and Doug Williams with a Blue Star Service banner at the Nov. 13 unit meeting. The Williams’ son, Dustin, a 2009 Boonsboro High graduate, recently...
  • Washington County offers personal heritage tourism

    The weekend of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, they came from North Dakota, Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which had the largest contingency, and met with an equal number from Maryland to...
  • Museum to open transportation building

    The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will hold a grand opening celebration of the Rural Heritage Transportation Museum and 13th annual spring open house. The events will occur at the museum at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m....