Civil War Heritage of Emmitsburg

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"The battle of South Mountain, which lasted all day Sunday, the 14th of September, 1862, could be plainly heard at the College. As we were going up to Mass to the old church on the hill and as we were returning from Mass, we could hear the firing distinctly." Rt. Rev. Monsignor James T. Dunn, Mount Saint Mary's College, 1862


1863 photograph of Emmitsburg after the great fire that took place on June 15.

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