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Antietam National Cemetery, 1867 Antietam National Cemetery, 1867
lists the name, company and regiment, grave number and place of death of those Union soldiers buried in Antietam National Cemetery at the time of its dedication in 1867. The text also includes the ceremonies and speeches at the dedication.

Enslaved and Free Blacks in Western Maryland Enslaved and Free Blacks in Western Maryland
This collection covers newspaper advertisements of slave sales and runaways from Western Maryland, together with opinions about slavery and emancipation . Newspaper articles from Hagerstown and Cumberland 1790 to 1864 are included.

Confederate soldiers killed at Antietam Confederate soldiers killed at Antietam
This 1869 book, also known as the Bowie List, documents the names, regiments and location of those Confederates buried where they fell after the battles in the Maryland campaign of the Civil War.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
The C&O Canal, 78 miles of which are located in Washington County, provided a variety of employment opportunites and a transportation corridor for the county's produce and minerals from the 1830s to 1924.

Mining - George Mining - George's Creek Coal and Iron Company, 1906-1907
George’s Creek Coal and Iron Company, based near Lonaconing, was an important part of coal mining history in Allegany County. The company’s payroll for 1906-1907 lists the miners and other workers.

The First Bookmobile - Washington County Free Library The First Bookmobile - Washington County Free Library
In 1905, Mary Titcomb, the librarian of Washington County Free Library, Maryland, sent a wagon pulled by two horses, laden with 200 books, to travel the county. So began the system of rural free delivery of books.
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Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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