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Allegany Almanack, page 2

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day afternoon the rebel army was reported in the vicinity of what is now the Ali Ghan Club on the Baltimore Pike (The Old National Pike). The merchants loaded their goods and sent them to places of safety. The railroad companies moved their trains to the West. Men were rushing about the streets arming themselves with muskets, rifles, and shotguns. Thousands of residents climbed to the hill tops for the purpose of obtaining a view of the expected conflict. Meanwhile the regular army, under General Kelley took up its position at the Shrine Club in sight of the enemy. General Thruston, with his volunteers, took up his command on Fort Hill.

"Local historians report that the 'minute men' were a bit jittery and in need of stimulants. Whereupon two colored men were sent to the center of town to obtain a supply. They soon returned, carrying three two-gallon


Editor: Felix G. Robinson

The legend on the stone: "Twelve miles to Fort Cumberland—20 miles to Captain Smyths Inn and Bridge—Big Crossings—The Best Road to Redstone Old Fort 64 miles." It is known as the "Braddock Stone" now resting on the property of State Teachers College, Frostburg, Maryland. Looking at it closely one will see a crack down through the middle. Mr. Llewellyn Davis, Assistant Superintendent of Schools of Allegany County, explained to the editor that the stone originally stood along the Pike in Frostburg. A stone mason by the nickname of "Mortar Johnny" looking for a stone, split the Braddock Stone. When it was discovered the citizens of Frostburg forced him to replace it and thus is explained the crack. Photo through the courtesy of Ray McCullough, Principal of Allegany High School.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History


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

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