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Praising the Bridge that Brought them Over: One Hundred Years at Indian Head. Indian Head, MD: Naval Ordnance Station, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: The history of the military base, and its surrounding community, as told through photographs and excerpts with interviews from twenty-six individuals. A ten page time line charts events of importance among the Navy at Indian Head, in the town of Indian Head, and national and internationally.
Tidwell, William A. "Charles County: Confederate Cauldron." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Spring 1996): 16-27.
Annotation / Notes: Although largely rural and poorly populated, Charles County played an important role during the Civil War. A very large number of its citizens were actively involved in Confederate activities to the point where Charles County could be seen as a Confederate underground. The most well known related event was John Wilkes Booth's escape attempt through the County.
Lee, Jean B. The Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1994.
Annotation / Notes: This intensive and insightful study of a single county offers insight into several large themes in Maryland history - "the American Revolution as a transforming, ongoing phenomenon, civilian's responses to the War for Independence, the tenor of the nation's formative years, and the nature of Chesapeake society." During this period Charles Country changed from prosperous economy, securely connected to the outside world through overseas trade, into a stagnant backwater, whose forward looking population searched for opportunity elsewhere. Unlike other areas of Maryland, where the Revolutionary years were tumultuous, there were few challenges to the status quo. Cut off from the empire, entrepreneurial whites left the county in search of wealth and opportunity, often as close as Washington, DC, and the population became overwhelmingly unfree.
Steers, Edward, Jr. "Maryland, My Maryland: Charles County and the War of Northern Aggression." North & South, 6 (no. 2, 2003): 42-51.
Categories: Military, Charles County
Williamson, Gene. Guns on the Chesapeake: The Winning of America's Independence. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1998.
Carlisle, Rodney P. Powder and Propellants: Energetic Materials at Indian Head, Maryland, 1890-1990. Washington, DC: U.S. Navy, [1990?].
Bowling, Garth, Jr. "Charles County's Georgetown Alumni During the Civil War." The Record, 67 (April 1995): 1.
Bowling, Garth. "A Charles County Soldier Writes Home." The Record, 100 (May 2006): 3; The Record, 100 (September 2006): 3.
Categories: Military, Charles County
Bowling, Garth. "Charles County's 43rd Regiment of Maryland Militia in the War of 1812." The Record, 107 (April 2013): 3-5.
Barram, Rick. "Charles County Confederate Occupation." The Record, 110 (January 2015): 2-6.