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Recalls war's horror

West Virginia - comment on the war. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Parkersburg W VA Sentinel Thursday September 16, 1937.

The battle of Antietam, the bloodiest ever fought on American soil, occurred just 75 years ago. West Virginia has sent its only survivor of that awful fight to participate in the anniversary. He is Private W. Taylor Reed, 95, of Alderson. Our school histories of today do not give the horrifying details of numerous battles of the Civil War as they once did.

Apparently the authors of the school books want to spare the nerves and feelings of the children. The War Between the States was one of the most horrifying conflicts in the history of the world. It was not necessary to have this war to put an end to human slavery but apparently the statesmen of that day knew of no other method.


Parkersburg Sentinel

Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Used with permission of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library.

Original Size:
10 x 14 cms

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862: Centennial celebrations, etc

Washington County (Md.), 1937.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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