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3868Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Hagerstown in General

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  • david lutton
    Nov 20, 2007
      The two stories concerning HKD that I offen wonder about if true incidents or otherwise were:
      1. He was arrested in Shepherdstown while trying to get a photo of himself in his confederate uniform. If my memory is correct...to impress a lady friend.
      2. He is said to have assisted John Brown when his wagon was stuck in the Potomac below his family homestead I guess in 1859?

      Are these true accounts or fiction?

      When we stay over in Shepherdstown, we usually stay at the Clarion Motel, and as I pass HKD's graveyard my mind often turns to this very interesting character.

      David Lutton
      Hollidaysburg Pa

      David Lutton
      Hollidaysburg Pa
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      From: Thomas Clemens
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:36 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Hagerstown in General

      Hmmm, good question. Doug has his war-time diary, but does not share
      it. I wouldn't either, but it would be neat to see a bio of him.
      Enough people had exposed the tall tales in his book to warrant a
      revision of him in the war.

      Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
      Professor of History
      Hagerstown Community College

      >>> "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...> 11/20/2007 2:14 PM
      I've always found it interesting that no one has written a biography
      of HKD. Are there insufficient materials about him to justify a book
      or is it something else other than lack of interest of a writer?

      Larry F.

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      > For what it is worth,
      > When I was hired here in 1978 I met an older fellow who told me that
      > HKD used to stroll through north end of Hagerstown in the evenings
      > a rose clenched between his teeth so that everyone would recognize
      > he was a gentleman! The person who knows the most about HKD and
      has a
      > number of his possessions is Doug Bast in Boonsboro. he owns the
      > Boonsboro Museum of History on Main Street and some of the HKD
      > are there. You might want to get in touch with him for details of
      > life.
      > Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
      > Professor of History
      > Hagerstown Community College

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