- Jan 30, 2004Greetings to all!
I'm hoping the collective wisom here can help me find some
information on this dear woman.
Mrs. Margaret Shackleford was a widow with 2 children living in
Sharpsburg at the time of the battle. Unfortunately, her little
house on Antietam Street did not survive the battle. It was
destroyed by artillery during the battle. One source says the day
before, on the 16th. Luckily, she was able to rebuild a house on the
same site and lived there until her death in 1889. I currently reside
in that house and would like very much to hear from anyone else who
has an additional incident on this woman or the incident in which her
house went bomb! (so to speak).
I have seen several references to the event (too afraid to cry,
Schaff's History of Western MD, newspaper, etc.)but nothing with more
detail. A trip to the National Archives for a possible claim for
damages resulted in an empty folder! So, I am somewhat at a loss on
where to turn next.
Has anyone seen or heard any additional news on this incident?
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