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  • Brian Downey
    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.
    Message 1 of 2 , May 24, 2005
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      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!

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      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.
      http://www.whilbr.org/antietamNationalCemetery/index.aspx

      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.
      http://www.whilbr.org/confederateSoldiers/index.aspx

      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.
      http://www.whilbr.org/HeraldofFreedom/index.aspx

      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.
      www.whilbr.org

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    • Stephen Recker
      Still playing around with this list. Suggestions welcome. Thanks. Stephen 99 Places Every Guide Should Know 1. Shepherdstown Ford 2. Shepherdstown Ford War
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 7, 2005
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        Still playing around with this list. Suggestions welcome. Thanks.
        Stephen

        99 Places Every Guide Should Know

        1. Shepherdstown Ford
        2. Shepherdstown Ford War Department tablets
        3. Where S.O. #191 was found
        4. Snavely’s Ford
        5. Pry’s Ford
        6. All 6 mortuary cannons and where the generals were mortally wounded
        7. Lee’s Rock site
        8. Original locations of 2nd MD, 51st PA, 21st MA, and 35th MA monuments
        10. Old Simon
        11. Hagerstown Pike tollbooth
        12. Mary Locher Farm
        13. 40-acre Cornfield, including the old park fence-line
        14. Original roadbed of old Confederate Avenue
        15. O.T. Reilly’s Relic Shop site
        16. Lee’s Headquarters
        17. McClellan’s Headquarters
        18. Rose Hill Cemetery
        19. Elwood Cemetery
        20. North Carolina Monument
        21. Nicodemus Heights
        22. Hauser Ridge
        23. Stone wall at south end of 9th Corps line
        24. Otto Lane
        25. 11th Connecticut Monument
        26. Syke’s Division marker
        27. Upper Bridge
        28. Middle Bridge site
        29. Lower Bridge
        30. McClellan’s Headquarters, when visited by Abraham Lincoln
        31. Smoketown site
        32. Dead Horse of a Confederate Colonel, Gardner no. 558
        33. Confederate Dead in Bloody Lane, Gardner no. 553
        34. Elk Ridge Signal Tower, Gardner no. 633
        35. Union reserve position near McClellan’s HQ, Gardner no. 671
        36. Newcomer’s Mill, Gardner no. 582
        37. Confederate Dead on the Miller farm, Gardner no. 569
        38. Confederate Dead along Hagerstown Pike, Gardner no. 560
        38. Confederate Dead, view looking toward the Dunker Church, Gardner
        no. 552
        39. Jacob Miller farm
        40. Nutter’s Ice Cream
        41. South Mountain Creamery
        42. Wise house and well site
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