Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Last week, I was on a walking tour of this small town along the Potomac River just north of Harper's Ferry. There has been a lot of history in this little town. This city was chartered in 1762 by the Virginia Assembly. It is the home of Shepherds University. This town played a part in the fight at Antietam after the battle there was a fight in the town on September 20, 1862 during Lee's retreat back into Virginia. There are over 100 confederate soldiers buried in the local cemetery who died in the fighting or from wounds received at Antietam.