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October 1 1862 - soldiers drown in Potomac

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Three Hundred Rebels Reported Drowned
Residents near the ford over the river which the rebels crossed say that 300 or 400 of them got out of their depth and were drowned. They heard shrieks as they were swept past by the current. The ford is a narrow one, and the descent on each side is steep.


Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

See Battle of Shepherdstown. The 118th Pennsylvania was caught in the river between Confederate and friendly fire and 269 died that day.


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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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