Garrett, Jerre.Muffled Drums and Mustard Spoons: Cecil County, Maryland, 1860-1865. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: As the author clearly states this is "a collection of all the things that grabbed my attention" as she researched Cecil during the Civil War years. It is largely arranged by year. Included in the appendix are 18 pages of Civil War letters.
Shank, Christopher. "Wings Over Hagerstown: Experiencing the Second World War in Western Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Winter 1993): 444-61.
Annotation / Notes: During World War II the growth of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation in Hagerstown had a social and economic impact on the community. However, for a variety of reasons the city was not radically changed by this growth. The community was not greatly disrupted. In part, this was because the workers employed by the Corporation were local. There was no large influx of immigrant workers, thus the community did not have to change to meet their needs. Mention is also made of Triumph Industries activities in Elkton.
Weeks, Christopher. "Bouncing Along the Post Road: Eighteenth Century Harford County as Seen by Travelers." Harford Historical Bulletin 57 (Summer 1993): 74-127.
Annotation / Notes: Annotated excerpts from ten contemporary descriptions of traveling along the post road. The authors include such well known Colonial figures as Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Willson Peale, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
Radoff, Morris L. "The Maryland Records in the Revolutionary War." American Archivist 37 (April 1974): 277-85.
Annotation / Notes: Governmental records are always at risk during times of war. Maryland's records were in an even more precarious position during the Revolutionary War, the Maryland State House was under construction. Radoff discusses the movement of Maryland's records in attempts to keep them safe from harm. Also discussed in the theft of Cecil County land records by British troops.
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