Western Maryland’s Historical Library (WHILBR) has many free, digitized collections relating to the US Civil War as it affected┬áMaryland that may be helpful to genealogists and family historians.

Collections include:

  • Battle of Folck’s Mill, 1864
  • 150th Anniversary of the Civil War-Hagerstown newspapers
  • Antietam National Cemetery, 1867 (names of all buried there in 1867)
  • Confederate soldiers killed at Antietam
  • Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown
  • Battle of Antietam-Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, September 1862
  • 75th anniversary, Battle of Antietam, 1937
  • Civil War Veterans, 1937
  • Charles Russell Letters
  • Civil War diary of James Francis Beall
  • Jones-Imboden Raid, 1863
  • Centennial Times-Antietam Centennial, 1962
  • Tableland Trails-Civil War
  • Antietam Cemetery Payroll, 1866-1867
  • John Brown in Washington County
  • The Insurrection at Harper’s Ferry, 1859
  • Surgeon Pillichody, 74th Pennsylvania Regiment


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