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World War II veterans, Washington County World War II veterans, Washington County
The scrapbook created by Veda Carbaugh contains cuttings from the Hagerstown papers about Washington County service personnel during World War II who were injured or killed.

B-52 crash B-52 crash
A B-52 bomber with a crew of five and two thermonuclear warheads on board stopped radio broadcasts at 1:40 a.m. on January 13, 1964. It later crashed in the mountains along the Garrett- Allegany line in Western Maryland.

Casselman River Bridge Casselman River Bridge
The Casselman Bridge, built in 1813 near Grantsville, Garrett County, was at one time the longest single span stone bridge in the country. It was located along the National Road.

Slaves and Free Blacks in Western Maryland Slaves 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.

The Ransom of Hagerstown, 1864 The Ransom of Hagerstown, 1864
In July 1864 the Confederate Army returned to Washington County. This time General McCausland required $20,000 and a large assortment of clothing or he would burn the city.

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.

150th Anniversary of the Civil War - Hagerstown newspapers 150th Anniversary of the Civil War - Hagerstown newspapers
This collection will be added to weekly as the Civil War anniversary progresses. It will contain a story per week from the newspapers of Hagerstown, Maryland

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.

Military Lots, Garrett County, 1787 Military Lots, Garrett County, 1787
Soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War were rewarded by the state of Maryland with land "west of Fort Cumberland". The map of "military lots" assigned in 1787 shows the land grants in Garrett County, Maryland.
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Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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