7 September 1997 – Hard Lodging Near Union Bridge

2021-10-29T11:38:29-04:00September 7th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Hard Lodging Near Union Bridge" Carroll County Times article for 7 September 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Perched upon a limestone outcropping near Union Bridge, Hard Lodging is unique in local architectural history. Solomon Shepherd (1751-1835) is believed to have built the house by the first decade of the nineteenth century. He was the son of [...]

31 August 1997 – The Cemetery Question

2021-10-29T11:36:50-04:00August 31st, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"The Cemetery Question" Carroll County Times article for 31 August 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal When John Fisher of Westminster died in 1863, his estate included extensive real estate holdings, including some which was adjacent to the old burying ground. Originally laid out by founder William Winchester in 1764, the cemetery was also the site of [...]

24 August 1997 – Charles B. and Dr. Daniel S. Boyle, Taneytown’s Confederate Soldiers

2021-10-29T11:35:16-04:00August 24th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Charles B. and Dr. Daniel S. Boyle, Taneytown's Confederate Soldiers" Carroll County Times article for 24 August 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal In my 3 August column, I noted that only one soldier from the Taneytown District, Pvt. Charles Bruce Boyle, is known to have served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Since then, [...]

17 August 1997 – Civil War Soldiers Recall Visiting Taneytown

2021-10-29T11:33:56-04:00August 17th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

Civil War Soldiers Recall Visiting Taneytown" Carroll County Times article for 17 August 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal During the Gettysburg Campaign, thousands of Union soldiers passed through Taneytown to and from the battle. Maj. Gen. George G. Meade arrived early on the morning of June 29th and established his field headquarters on the Benjamin Shunk [...]

3 August 1997 – Taneytown’s Civil War Veterans

2021-10-29T11:31:01-04:00August 3rd, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Taneytown's Civil War Veterans" Carroll County Times article for 3 August 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal More than 75 Taneytown District men answered the call of duty during the Civil War with all but one joining the Union army. The largest group of them served in the 3rd Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry which surrendered with [...]

27 July 1997 – German POWs In Westminster

2021-10-29T11:28:22-04:00July 27th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"German POWs In Westminster" Carroll County Times Article for 27 July 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal During the summer of 1944, Carroll's canneries found an unusual ally in harvesting the pea crop. German prisoners of war began working in nine local canneries that were shorthanded due to the war. The prisoner's arrival was noted in the [...]

20 July 1997 – Funeral Obsequies for Pres. Jackson

2021-10-29T11:25:23-04:00July 20th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"Funeral Obsequies for Pres. Jackson" Carroll County Times article for 20 July 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal The death of Gen. Andrew Jackson was observed with a funeral procession in Westminster on Saturday, July 19, 1845 in honor of the late president. Isaac Shriver, Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements, had invited the general public to [...]

6 July 1997- A Belated Thank You Letter

2021-10-29T10:43:18-04:00July 6th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"A Belated Thank You Letter" Carroll County Times article for 6 July 1997 By Jay A. Graybeal Following the Battle of Gettysburg, Westminster became the supply depot for the Union Army. The community was filled to overflowing as the army attempted to supply the troops in the field and transport the wounded and Confederate prisoners of [...]

29 June 1996 – The Great Westminster Fire

2021-10-29T10:41:43-04:00June 29th, 1997|1997, Yesteryears|

"The Great Westminster Fire" Carroll County Times article for 29 June 1996 By Jay A. Graybeal Most of our local communities have experienced the tragedy of at least one large fire which destroyed a significant number of buildings. On April 9, 1883 Westminster suffered a devastating fire that consumed a number of structures at the west [...]

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