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Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, Sept 1862 (2-4B War news: Washington County)

Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, Hagerstown, Md., September 1862, page 2 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Our Office Unharmed.

The Rebels during their brief reign in Hagerstown, contrary to our expectation and the expectation of every one else, refused to molest this office. They demanded the key, entered it, and printed some handbills, but did not injure a single type. The necessary destruction of property, during the progress of the war, is great enough in all conscience to restrain both sides from engaging in a wanton and malicious destruction of it, but this is not always done, and the accumulations of years of hard toil are often sacrificed to a mere spirit of vandalism. Although the rebels did not squelsh this paper, when they might easily have done so, we shall continue with unabated zeal to oppose their unholy cause to the bitter end.


Herald of Freedom and Torch Light

Maryland Historical Society

The Baltimore Sun 9/26/1862 carried this story, with attribution.

Sept 10-24, 1862

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Maryland Historical Society

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862; Maryland Campaign, 1862; Hagerstown (Md.)--Newspapers.

Washington County, MD. September 1862

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

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