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September 10-24th, 1862 - The fighting and aftermath

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For the full edition of the Herald of Freedom and Torch Light that describes the fighting at South Mountain and Sharpsburg, and the aftermath of the carnage see Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, September 1862. Page 1 of this edition of the Hagerstown newspaper was printed September 10, pages 2, 3, and 4 on September 24, 1862. In September 1862 when the Confederate army came into Washington County and there was fighting near Boonsboro, the editors and staff of The Herald of Freedom and Torch Light fled across the border to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The September 10th issue was just being typeset. Upon their return, the typesetting was continued. The editors stated that they refused to remain in the county as long as the Rebels, as they were referred to by the pro-Union editor, were present.


Herald of Freedom & Torch Light


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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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