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Battery Hill, Williamsport, Maryland, circa 1961-1980

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Alternate title:"Battery Hill" (or Doubleday Hill), Williamsport, Maryland
Summary:Battery Hill, Williamsport, Maryland, circa 1961-1980. Caption reads: "Captain Agner [sic] Doubleday (originator of baseball in 1839) - When Capt. Doubleday under Gen. Patterson's command crossed the Potomac River at Williamsport, on June 16, 1861, the incident was important insofar as it represented one of the first invasions of the Southland by Union troops. At the Battle of Antietam in 1862, he served as a general, and in 1863 he again crossed the Potomac, here on his way to action at Gettysburg. Williamsport is also noted for its being considered by Geo. Washington as the capital of the United States." Postcard number: ICS-104745.
Provider:Kelley's Studio
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Hagerstown
Temporal subject: 1961-1970
1971-1980
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Zone :Potomac River
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Williamsport
Topical subjects: Doubleday, Abner, 1819-1893
Cannons
Rivers
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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