24 July 2016 – Lesser-known Chapter of Carroll’s Civil War History

2021-07-29T08:48:51-04:00July 24th, 2016|2016, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 24 July 2016 Lesser-known Chapter of Carroll’s Civil War History By Mary Ann Ashcraft   It is easy to forget that Confederate cavalry briefly occupied Westminster on three different occasions in the Civil War– not just during Corbit’s Charge of June 29, 1863. The final time occurred during the Johnson-Gilmor Raid of July 1864. [...]

26 June 2016 – The People and Places of Corbit’s Charge

2021-07-29T08:50:09-04:00June 26th, 2016|2016, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 26 June 2016 The People and Places of Corbit’s Charge By Mary Ann Ashcraft   This weekend, the Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table is commemorating the 153rd anniversary of Corbit’s Charge at Emerald Hill (formerly Westminster City Hall) and other locations in downtown Westminster. It’s another chance to learn about our area’s Civil [...]

27 March 2016 – Taneytown’s Sister Matilda an Unsung Hero of Civil War

2021-07-29T09:02:58-04:00March 27th, 2016|2016, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 27 March 2016 Taneytown’s Sister Matilda an Unsung Hero of Civil War By Mary Ann Ashcraft   The grave of John E. Buffington in Taneytown’s Trinity Lutheran Cemetery reveals he, a Taneytown native, was one of the Civil War’s heroes—a Medal of Honor winner. No one glancing at the simple headstone of Sister Matilda [...]

13 March 2016 – Carroll Woman was Part of Historic Pennsylvania Storm

2021-07-29T11:26:40-04:00March 13th, 2016|2016, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 13 March 2016 Carroll Woman was Part of Historic Pennsylvania Storm By Mary Ann Ashcraft Over the past several months, Carroll County has seen its largest one-day snow accumulation and torrential rains, but luckily it has never experienced a disaster like the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood of May 31, 1889, that killed over 2,200 people, [...]

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