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  • Brian Downey
    May 24, 2005
      Hi Folks, I've just had an email with the following announcement from
      the Western Maryland Historical Library about some great reference
      works now online. Very cool material, if you ask me!

      New on Whilbr, the Western Maryland History Online site.

      Now available online: History of Antietam National Cemetery :including
      a descriptive list of all the loyal soldiers buried therein together
      with the ceremonies and address on the occasion of the dedication of
      the grounds, September 17th, 1867.

      This is a listing of Union soldiers buried in the Antietam National
      Cemetery, many of whom died on the battlefield at Antietam or in
      nearby homes, churches and barns that were pressed into service as
      hospitals. But the list includes also soldiers who died at Monocacy
      and South Mountain, and also those who died in the hospitals at
      Clarysville and Cumberland in Allegany County.

      The book, published in 1869, includes the history of the establishment
      of the cemetery and the speeches at its dedication. There are few
      copies of the text available, which is why it has been made available
      online to increase access.

      The website also includes the records of the Confederates who were
      buried in Washington and Frederick Counties A descriptive list of the
      burial places of the remains of Confederate Soldiers who fell in the
      Battles of Antietam, South Mountain, Monocacy and other points in
      Washington and Frederick Counties in the state of Maryland. It was
      also published in 1869.

      In addition, the site features the newspaper printed in Hagerstown,
      Maryland, after the battle of Antietam, The Herald of Freedom and
      Torch Light of September 1862. It contains reporting of the battle,
      but also accounts of the impact of the fighting on the area around the
      battles in Washington County.

      Western Maryland Public Libraries digitizes the history of Allegany,
      Garrett and Washington Counties in Western Maryland. www.whilbr.org

      Jill Craig
      Digitization Librarian
      Western Maryland Public Libraries
      100 South Potomac Street
      Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

      301-739-3250 ext 168.

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