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Hagerstonians in the Civil War

Maryland, Washington County, HagerstownWilliam T. Hamilton was born in Boonsboro. He attended the Hagerstown Academy and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Hamilton passed the bar in 1845 and opened a...

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Miller's Tavern & Spickler's Buggy Factory

Maryland, Washington County, Clear SpringThe Miller Hotel was one of the most popular destinations along the National Road in Washington County. Traveler T.B. Seabright recalled in 1894 “There were...

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Fighting House to House,

Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown“Several others who were hidden in houses escaped by donning citizen’s clothing, and Private Anitpas H. Curtis (Company D), while so dressed, had the distinction...

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Gettysburg Campaign

Maryland, Washington County, Clear SpringAfter stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland,...

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Vital Crossroads

Maryland, Washington County, Clear SpringThis was a lively Unionist community on the important National Road during the war. In nearby Four Locks on January 31, 1861, local residents raised a...

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Williamsport

Maryland, Washington County, WilliamsportWilliam’s Port lay on the edge of the Maryland frontier in 1787 when founded by Revolutionary War hero General Otho Holland Williams. In 1790 this river town...

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Cook & Brother Armory Building

Georgia, Clarke County, Athens1862 Cook & Brother purchases property at the junction of Trail Creek and the North Oconee River, builds the Armory and produces Enfield-model rifles for the...

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Crawford W Long M D

Georgia, Madison County, DanielsvilleFront: Discoverer of the use of sulphuric ether as an anaesthetic in surgery on March 30, 1842 at Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia, U.S.A. Born at Danielsville,...

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Harrow’s Div., 15th A.C.

Georgia, Fulton County, AtlantaJuly 22, 1864. Harrow’s 4th div. (composed of Walcutt’s, Oliver’s & Williams’ brigades), 15th A.C. [US] occupied this sector between Leggett’s Hill & the Ga....

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Site ~ Mason’s Bridge

Georgia, Cobb County, near AcworthJune 4, 1864. Ireland’s (3d) Brigade, Geary’s (2d) Div., 20th A.C., [US] seized, repaired & held Mason’s Bridge, which had been wrecked by Confederate forces...

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Gates County Confederate Monument

North Carolina, Gates County, Gatesville To our Confederate dead 1861-1865 1915 Confederate Monument Organization Gates Co. To our Confederate soldiers. Gates Co. furnished the youngest general officer...

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Murfreesboro Veterans Monument

North Carolina, Hertford County, MurfreesboroThey answered the call to arms This monument was erected by a grateful community to honor and remember those men and women who served, fought and sacrificed...

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River Crossing

West Virginia, Jefferson County, ShepherdstownShepherdstown was established near a natural ford used by American Indians and early settlers to cross the Potomac River. A ferry service, begun in 1775,...

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Shepherdstown

West Virginia, Jefferson County, ShepherdstownJames Rumsey, inventor of the steamboat, lived here, 1785 to 1788, and in 1787 demonstrated his boat on the Potomac at this point. Here was born Colonel...

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A View into the Past

Maryland, Washington County, near SharpsburgThis Civil War era photograph offers a glimpse into the two Shepherdstown communities that grew up along the river. The stone pilings in this photograph were...

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Camp Fannin Internment Camp

Texas, Smith County, TylerCamp Fannin was also the site of an internment camp, with the first prisoners of war (POWs) from Germany's Afrika Korps arriving in Oct. 1943. BY early 1944, the military...

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Shepherdstown

Maryland, Washington County, near SharpsburgHistory passed through the town of Shepherdstown for centuries. Native Americans cross the Potowomack River at the ford below the bluffs. German settlers...

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Nelson House

Wisconsin, Dane County, MadisonThe Nelson house is a beautiful example of a vernacular gabled-front type from the era of Madison's earliest residential development. The house features a simple façade...

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The Fatal Tree

Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield(Front): An article in the Missouri Democrat, a Cape Girardeau newspaper, dated July 3, 1862, described the war-weary community of Bloomfield. It also told of a...

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First Presbyterian Church

Alabama, Barbour, EufaulaIn 1836 sixteen Eufaula Presbyterians met in a room above William McKenzie’s store to hold worship services. By 1838 the congregation had built their first sanctuary dedicated...

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