Civil War


Boonsboro must have been a chaotic community in September 1862. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had just invaded the north, occupying Frederick and advancing to take Harper’s Ferry. But George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac pursued him from the east and, on September 14 engaged Lee’s rear guard at the gaps of South Mountain; by the end of the day some 6,100 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing. Jacob Heck (Confederate...

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Stories from Edgar Green (born in 1912) related to the Civil War, as recorded by his daughter Luana Green Goodwin. Civil War Ed reflected: “I’m sorry I didn’t ask my grandfathers more about the Civil War because both remembered it well. They told me how farmers would hide their horses by stacking straw around them. The soldiers would shoot the farmers’ hogs and only take the hams. Also, along Rt. 67, a soldier explained how a 7 shot...

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