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War on the Canal (Irish workers), 1834


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The Mail
Hagerstown

FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 1834.

WAR ON THE CANAL.
On Monday morning last our town was thrown into commotion by the announcement that a “war” had broken out among the workmen on the line of the Canal, near Williamsport. The excitement was much heightened by Madam Rumor, who, soon after the receipt of the news, gave a graphic description of the order of battle, together with a statement of the number of killed, wounded, and missing. The “Union Riflemen” and “Hagerstown Infantry” were called out, and with becoming promptness marched to Williamsport. Upon their arrival, they learned that there had been a battle royal between the workmen employed on two different sections of the canal, but that the riot was quelled und a number of the aggressing party captured.

— On Tuesday the volunteers returned, having in charge 34 prisoners, who were safely lodged in jail, to await, probably, an investigation of the affair.

We understand no lives were lost, but that a number of individuals have been severely beaten,




ID:
wcco335

Creator:
Hagerstown Mail

Rights:
Public domain

Date:
1834-01-24

Collection Location:
WCFL

Subject:
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Coverage:
Maryland, 1830-1940

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

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