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September 7, 2012
CivilWarTraveler.com has released a nine-stop podcast driving tour of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain. The battle, which took place on Sept. 14, 1862, is often overshadowed by the bloody battle at Antietam three days later. The Confederate defense in the gaps of South Mountain delayed the Union pursuit of Robert E. Lee's dangerously divided army. Veteran Civil War historian Dennis Frye narrates the tour, which takes visitors to all three South Mountain gaps and the towns of Burkittsville and Boonsboro.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2011
As the Battle of South Mountain raged in the distance on Sept. 14, 1862, the Mumma family entertained friends for dinner at their farmhouse north of Sharpsburg. Samuel and Elizabeth Mumma never intended to evacuate with their 13 children, but they had no other choice three days later when the Union and Confederate armies converged on the area to wage the Battle of Antietam. That was the case with many Sharpsburg residents who sought refuge as the warring armies approached.
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September 6, 2000
Fire on the Mountain: The Battle of South Mountain By KEVIN CLAPP / Staff Writer Fire on the Mountain: The Battle of South Mountain Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10 Md. 34 south of Boonsboro to Monroe Road Admission $5 For information, go to www.fireonthemountain.org on the Web. Civil War re-enactors - more than 1,000 of them - are going to relive 1862 this weekend just south of Boonsboro.
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by ERIN JULIUS | August 20, 2006
The ranks of the Confederate Army are full. The Federal Army still is recruiting, and it will have a much bigger force. That's how it was when the two armies fought during the Maryland Campaign of 1862. And that's how it will be when re-enactors meet to relive those bloody days 145 years later, in September 2007. Every spot in the Confederate Army has been reserved by re-enactors more than a year prior to the 2007 re-enactment, said Chris Anders, the chairman of the Western Maryland Heritage Foundation.
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September 9, 1998
BOONSBORO - This weekend, more than 1,000 people are expected to flock to a Boonsboro farm to watch a re-enactment of the Battle of South Mountain and other Civil War-related events. Organizer Russ Richards told the Town Council during a meeting on Tuesday that volunteers have worked hard since the first event in 1996 to prepare the 150-acre site, create roads and clear brush. The farm would also serve the community for other uses throughout the year, he said. "It could be used for Boy Scout campouts or a World War I re-enactment or Renaissance festival," he said.
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July 24, 2004
BURKITTSVILLE, Md. - The fifth annual candlelight tour of the Crampton's Gap area of the South Mountain State Battlefield will be held Aug. 14 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The tour, titled "After the Battle," will feature walking tours of Crampton's Gap, where present-day Gathland State Park is located. Walks will start at 20-minute intervals and participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Civil War re-enactors will show what life was like for the soldiers after the Battle of South Mountain.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | August 9, 1998
BOONSBORO - It may not have the bluster of last summer's Antietam battle re-enactment, but next month's re-creation of the Battle of South Mountain will mark the second straight year Washington County has hosted Maryland's largest Civil War battle re-enactment, organizers said. "Once again, Washington County is going to have the biggest," said Russ Richards, who has organized the event for the last two years. --cont from front page -- Richards said he expects 3,000 re-enactors for the Sept.
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 13, 1998
BOONSBORO - After mammoth re-enactments like last year's 135th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, which brought 12,000 participants to Washington County, one might think that interest in such Civil War events has peaked. On the contrary, it seems that even more people want to take part in recreating history. Wayne Friedman drove two hours from Bowie, Md. so his 12-year-old son could participate in the re-enactment of the Battle of South Mountain on Saturday. After getting his first taste of re-enacting during the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (Pa.)
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2012
Nearly 4,000 soldiers in blue and gray will march into Boonsboro this weekend to commemorate one of the most frightening, horrific episodes in Western Maryland history. The weekend-long event is titled “Maryland, My Maryland” and honors the 150th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain and the Battle of Antietam. Tickets are limited to 1,000 for Saturday, Sept. 8, and 1,000 for Sunday, Sept. 9, and are available online or at the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau in downtown Hagerstown.
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By DAVE McMILLION | July 12, 2009
BOONSBORO -- John Miller on Sunday had plenty of shocking details of the 1862 Civil War battle on Fox's Gap to set the scene. Hundreds of people turned out at an event on South Mountain over the weekend to learn from Miller and others about Civil War battles in the area, including the Fox's Gap clash on Reno Monument Road where the Appalachian Trail crosses. The Appalachian Trail was known as the Old Wood Road during the Civil War, and Confederate forces used it to patrol the area and ward off trouble, according to Miller and other experts who led the weekend programs.
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March 10, 2013
Name: Thomas G. Clemens Age: 62 City in which you reside: Keedysville Day job: retired professor emeritus, Hagerstown Community College; licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam; president, Save Historic Antietam Inc., a battlefield preservation nonprofit corporation.  Book title: "The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Vol. I & II," written by Ezra A. Carman, edited and annotated by me.  Genre: Civil War...
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 8, 2012
The thunder of cannons and muskets had some competition from the real thing Saturday, but following an afternoon downpour, Union and Confederate forces squared off in a re-enactment of the Battle of Fox's Gap. More than 4,000 re-enactors took to the field at Boonsboro Town Farm for “Maryland, My Maryland,” a commemoration of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam 150 years ago. Spectators got to see the sights, sounds and smells of...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2012
CivilWarTraveler.com has released a nine-stop podcast driving tour of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain. The battle, which took place on Sept. 14, 1862, is often overshadowed by the bloody battle at Antietam three days later. The Confederate defense in the gaps of South Mountain delayed the Union pursuit of Robert E. Lee's dangerously divided army. Veteran Civil War historian Dennis Frye narrates the tour, which takes visitors to all three South Mountain gaps and the towns of Burkittsville and Boonsboro.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2012
Editor's note: It has been 150 years since the Civil War moved into Washington County and North and South met Sept. 17, 1862, on a battlefield along Antietam Creek. The following story is part of a package of stories that look back at the Battle of Antietam and the Civil War's impact on Washington County, Md., and the surrounding area.   The merchants in downtown Hagerstown fled and farmers in Sharpsburg secured their operations as best they could. Some farmers went to stay with family members while others huddled in churches, caves and cellars.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2012
Nearly 4,000 soldiers in blue and gray will march into Boonsboro this weekend to commemorate one of the most frightening, horrific episodes in Western Maryland history. The weekend-long event is titled “Maryland, My Maryland” and honors the 150th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain and the Battle of Antietam. Tickets are limited to 1,000 for Saturday, Sept. 8, and 1,000 for Sunday, Sept. 9, and are available online or at the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau in downtown Hagerstown.
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By MEG TULLY | Special to the Herald-Mail | August 8, 2012
It was just a few days before Confederate and Union forces would converge on the Antietam battlefield. The people near Sharpsburg could hear sounds of the battle going on at South Mountain in nearby Boonsboro. The war was close to their homes. What should they do? It is the mindset of those civilians that living historians will examine at the Antietam National Battlefield's Before the Storm program, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12. The battle that erupted on those previously quiet farmlands made Sharpsburg the site of the bloodiest single day of battle in U.S. history, with about 23,000 casualties.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2012
Soldiers who arrived on South Mountain during the Civil War survived in the mountainous terrain with items they packed: a blanket, a haversack containing food items like salted pork or salted beef, cooking utensils and coffee. They also carried a canteen, ammunition, a bayonet and a ground cloth that might have been waterproof and could have been used to shield against rain, said Jeff Hayes, a living historian. Hayes and other Civil War experts welcomed the public to the South Mountain State Battlefield on Saturday and Sunday to give them an idea of what life was like for soldiers when the Battle of South Mountain broke out Sept.
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May 15, 2012
1. Historical smorgasbord Washington County Historical Society's new exhibit, "Potpourri - Treasures from the Attic," will include a little of this and a little of that -   a naval uniform from the Spanish-American War, a 1866 ball gown, 1834 hatbox, fraktur birth and baptismal announcements (shown), Native American pieces and ancient Egyptian lamps. Reception 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Exhibit continues through the end of June.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | March 18, 2012
History can be more than just pages in a textbook. As a way to commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary, specifically the Maryland Campaign of 1862, we have put together this map to make learning about history fun. After taking suggestions from Ted Alexander, author and historian at Antietam National Battlefield; Tom Clemens, author and history professor at Hagerstown Community College; and Jerry Bayer of the Sons of Confederate Veterans,...
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2011
As the Battle of South Mountain raged in the distance on Sept. 14, 1862, the Mumma family entertained friends for dinner at their farmhouse north of Sharpsburg. Samuel and Elizabeth Mumma never intended to evacuate with their 13 children, but they had no other choice three days later when the Union and Confederate armies converged on the area to wage the Battle of Antietam. That was the case with many Sharpsburg residents who sought refuge as the warring armies approached.
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