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Lock 39 and Jacob Mose ( more details)

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The man holding the mules has been identified as Jacob Mose. Mr Mose from Sharpsburg was a Private in the Potomac Home Brigade during the Civil War. He was 84 when he died in 1922.

According to Carolyn Amsley, his great grand-daughter, his children are next to the boat, Rama Blanche, Harry and George.

The boat is in Lock 39, near Sharpsburg. The crew are at the front of the boat, but the passengers are unknown.


Carolyn Amsley

The photograph was made available by Carolyn Amsley

after 1902

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1830-1940

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

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