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Passing under the canal to the ford


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This image from Harper's Weekly November 8, 1862 shows troops passing under the Canal at Hancock. The description reads:

Hancock, an exceedingly picturesque town of 4000 inhabitants, situated on this side of the Potomac, is now the theatre of considerable military, activity, being occupied by a portion of the right wing of the Army of the Potomac...

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is on this side of the river, and the sketch represents a regiment passing through a culvert under the canal on their way to the ford.




ID:
wcco255

Creator:
Sketch by Theodore R. Davis, Harper's Weekly

Notes:
Courtesy of the Hancock Museum

Date:
1862-11-08

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

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

Coverage:
Maryland, 1830-1940

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

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