1230Re: Widow Shackleford
- Jan 31, 2004Mark.
I have wondered about property being destroyed , did the
govenment pay for these losses or did each person have to rebuild on
their own? I am sure each case was treated differently and subject
to political connections or loyalties. Was Mrs Shackleford loyal to
the Union or Confederacy?
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "antietam111" <antietam111@m...>
> Greetings 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
> same site and lived there until her death in 1889. I currentlyreside
> in that house and would like very much to hear from anyone else whoher
> has an additional incident on this woman or the incident in which
> house went bomb! (so to speak).more
> I have seen several references to the event (too afraid to cry,
> Schaff's History of Western MD, newspaper, etc.)but nothing with
> detail. A trip to the National Archives for a possible claim foron
> damages resulted in an empty folder! So, I am somewhat at a loss
> where to turn next.
> Has anyone seen or heard any additional news on this incident?
> Thank you!
> Mary Stevanus
> Sharpsburg, MD
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