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May 28 1862 - Hagerstown Mail office gutted

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Mail Office Gutted.—

On Saturday night last during the prevalence of the excitement in this town, the office of the Hagerstown Mail was attacked by a number of incensed men, and almost totally destroyed. The type were scattered over the streets, the cases and stands broken to pieces, the Presses partially damaged, and the whole concern reduced to a deplorable wreck.

On Sunday night an attack was made upon the hardware store of Nathaniel Sehner, its doors having been broken open, and a part of its contents destroyed.


Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Nathanial Sehner was an Hagerstown inventor, who in 1865 patented a lock which provided a "hinge with a spring or springs with an eccentric bearing for such a spring to fasten a window shutter." His political views are unknown.


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Washington County Free Library

Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

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

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