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

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


Scarcity of Subsistence.

The region of country between Sharpsburg and Boonsboro’ has been eaten out of food of every description. The two armies of from eighty to a hundred thousand each have swept over it, and devoured everything within reach. At Sharpsburg, we understand that the rebels sacked the town, and when they left many of the citizens had not a morsel of food to eat.


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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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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