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WHILBR - Western Maryland

About this collection

In 1884 two academics from Ohio journeyed through the Civil War battlefields of West Virginia and Maryland. Dwight and Walter Biscoe, teachers at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, took photographs of their journey, recording not only the location, but the time of day, and their camera settings.  

 

The photographs in this collection record their visit to Harpers Ferry with views to and from Maryland Heights, the Antietam battlefield and cemetery as well as Pleasant Valley in Southern Washington County, the Antietam furnace, and the National Road from Cumberland towards Pennsylvania. Their cart pulled by Betty the horse features in some of the photographs, as does Walter, occasionally included for scale as in the photograph of the limestone quarry. 

 

To follow their journey, select the Browse All button above. To search for a specific location, for example Antietam, enter that word in the search box. 

 

 
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