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Fort Ashby in the Youghiogheny Glades page 12

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In September, 1908, he went with Company M, 2nd West Virginia National Guard, from Terra Alta to Fort Harrison, for fall maneuvers and encampment. Captain Scott was the company commander. Fourteen days later they returned to Terra Alta and were dismissed. They turned in their rifles, side arms and uniforms and started for their homes. In a group of ten they headed east. One by one they left the party as they came to their homes. From Snowy Creek, Page Wotring and the writer were all who remained of the group.

At Hutton Page Wotring fell out, and the author was alone as night descended. At Crellin he visited with Tobias Ashby, great grandson of the pioneer William Walton Ashby. Continuing, he took the trail for the Fort Ashby site through Underwood. He turned south to his home at Sunnyside, two miles distant, arriving late at night very weary from the long journey by train and trail from Fort Harrison.

Returning to the story, the men at the fort, shortly after it had been completed, were desirous of locating a good hunting camp. They finally selected a place not far from Piney Bottom where they built a hunting lodge. It was near the meeting point of a run with Cherry Creek. A tragedy occurred in this vicinity which accounted for the stream to be named Frozen Camp Run.


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

Isaac Ashby, descendant of Jesse Ashby of Kentucky (born 1738 in Virginia; died 1828 in Kentucky) left; and Iret Ashby, descendant of William Walton Ashby of Maryland. Picture taken June 13, 1962.

Summer 1963

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

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

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