5544Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Hamburg Passes?
- Mar 1, 2009The best source I have seen for the back-story on South Mountain names
is Curtis Older's "The Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland."
I have only found two for sale anywhere, and they were in the Frederick
County HS book store. I bought one and there was one more left. Amazing
book. He mentions Hamburg Pass, mostly when referencing D.H. Hill. But
he puts it in a context that may shed some light. He also mentions
Orr's Gap and John Orr.
On Sunday, March 1, 2009, at 12:29 PM, eighth_conn_inf wrote:
> Thank you for your insight. I know that since you worked with Dr.
> Harsh that you likely knew about this relatively minor point.
> Perhaps someone at the Frederick County HS or Washington County might
> be able to point me to something.
> In Paula M. Strain's "The Blue Hills of Maryland" she mentions
> Hamburg as "a ghost town on top of Catoctin Mountain near Gambrill
> State Park. It was never plotted officially but, at late as 1892,
> several houses stood near the crossroads. Even earlier, there was a
> tavern there. Now only the ruins of the Hamburg fire-tower mark the
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