Hagerstown: An Illustrated Description,
Next, the battlefield of Antietam, with the old Tunker Church, and the Bloody Lane, both so famous in history. The National Cemetery and the splendid granite monument. Lee's headquarters in Sharpsburg, which looks to-day precisely as it did in September, 1862. Every American feels an interest in such a spot. The crossing of the Potomac at Shepherdstown on the Shenandoah Valley road is a spot of romantic beauty, as is the crossing of the same river on the Cumberland Valley road, at Falling Waters. The Caverns of Luray are but three hours ride from Hagerstown, whilst Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights, with the magnificent scenery which surrounds both of these historic places, is but an hours ride on the B. &0. R. R. The Ruins of old Fort Frederick, in the western part of Washington County, is an interesting relic of pre-Revolutionary times. It was erected by the colonial Legislature of Maryland, about 1755, during the panic which ensued upon the defeat of General Braddock on his Fort Duquesne Expedition.
The stores of Hagerstown are well conducted and persons can shop here with as much advantage as regards prices, as in the cities. It is but seldom that any of our people have to go from home for what they want.
Picture of the RUINS OF OLD FORT FREDERICK.
T. J. C. Williams
The church is usually referred to as the Dunker or Dunkard Church.
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library
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Hagerstown, Md., The Mail publishing company
Hagerstown (Md.)--Description and travel; Hagerstown (Md.)--History--19th century
Washington County (Md.), 1887