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Historic Newspaper Index
VOL I, No. 1
Hagerstown, Maryland - Sunday, May 24, 2015
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1845-1856 and 1860-1865
 
 

Currently Updating: July 1856

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The Historic Newspaper Indexing Project is funded in part by the Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Endowment Fund and by the Community Foundation of Washington County Maryland, Inc.
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The Ransom of Hagerstown,
July 1864
A Distillery Burned. A Printing Office Destroyed. Another Alarm. Another Raid. Map of action of McCausland's Cavalry Brigade at Hagerstown, Md., Thursday, July 7th, 1864.
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Today's Headline

THE ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT

EXTRA

HAGERSTOWN, APRIL 15, 1865.

ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE!

Washington, April 15.

President Lincoln was shot last night, and died this morning at 7 30!

He was at Ford’s Theatre, in company with his wife and Miss Harris, and while seated in his private box, was shot by a man who entered the Box. The shot entered the back of his head and lodged near the forehead.

>>> Read more here! <<<

Using the Newspaper Index
The Historic Newspaper Indexing Project began in 1980 as an aid to patrons researching Washington County history and genealogy. An Index to Hagerstown Newspapers is a multi-volume subject and personal name index to local and regional news published in weekly and semi-weekly newspapers in Hagerstown, Maryland between 1790 and 1890. The printed volumes covering the period from 1790 to 1854 and 1860 to 1865 are already completed and are on the open shelves at the Washington County Free Library (WCFL) in Hagerstown and in the Reference sections of the county branches. Microfilms of the original newspapers are available for the public's use on the
3rd floor of the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher branch in downtown Hagerstown. The index covers these current geographical areas: Maryland (Washington, Frederick, Allegany and Garrett Counties); Pennsylvania (Cumberland, Adams, Fulton and Franklin Counties); and West Virginia (Berkley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties). The indexing has been done from Hagerstown and Washington County perspective.

Click here for a .PDF Guide to Using the Hagerstown Newspaper Index.

Introduction:
Hagerstown Newspapers
During the Civil War

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News Articles
Article from Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, 1852
[Article from Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, 1852]
Slavery in Washington County, Maryland, Mid- 19th Century (1845–54) by Carol J. Appenzellar
Washington County’s geographical location played a significant part in the slave trade in the region. The county was situated between slave-free Pennsylvania to the north and slave state Virginia (West Virginia in 1863) to the south.  See the full story...
Hagerstown Mail
[Hagerstown Mail]
Hagerstown and Washington County

A brief history of Washington County and Hagerstown, Maryland See the full story...
Chambersburg
[Chambersburg]
Burning and Destruction of Chambersburg, PA

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, burned by rebel cavalry July 30th 1864. See the full story...
Article from Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, 1854
[Article from Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, 1854]
Cholera in Washington County, 1850-1853 by Melinda Marsden

Cholera returned to Washington County again in the 1850s. The epidemic of Asiatic cholera in the 1830s spread panic in the local community, so its reappearance twenty years later was a cause for concern in the local jurisdictions. See the full story...
Maj. Samuel Ringgold
[Maj. Samuel Ringgold]
Mexican War and Washington County by Dr. Thomas Clemens

The novelty of war, unknown in the United States since 1815, and the improved communication of the telegraph and rapid transit of steam boats and trains combined with the cheap and abundant newspapers made the war with Mexico a public sensation.  See the full story...
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