from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of northern Maryland west of Frederick. It is the site of the Civil War Battle of Antietam (September 16-17, 1862), in which Union forces repulsed Gen. Robert E. Lee's troops. The engagement, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was one of the bloodiest of the war, with heavy losses on both sides.


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  • SHARPSBURG - Following the lead of other towns in Maryland and West Virginia, residents and town officials are concentrating on what they can do to draw more tourists to Sharpsburg from the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

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  • SHARPSBURG - For Sharpsburg, the year ahead includes an election in November with four Town Council seats up for grabs and by then, town officials will have had to make some decisions about how to trim the budget.

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  • SHARPSBURG - A veteran schoolteacher known for her passion for history and a no-nonsense classroom, Marjorie Ann Jamison also was dedicated to serving the Town of Sharpsburg as a councilwoman since 2001.

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  • SHARPSBURG - It was a game of give and take for South Mountain and Sharpsburg on Wednesday.

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  • SHARPSBURG - Fresh off its latest EP, Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys are bringing Charm City honky tonk to Sharpsburg.

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  • A Hagerstown man who took a sword to a house in Sharpsburg and threatened a group of people has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.

    Jail for Md. man after sword threat

  • In a Washington D.C. conversation with reporters, the two-term Sharpsburg congressman was discussing the speech of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin when he was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.

    Sadly, No!

  • I had the opportunity to check out a Williams gun at a reenactment in Sharpsburg.

    The James Rifle

  • "Sharpsburg," said the infantry of the Army of Northern Virginia.

    The Long Roll

  • He has commanded his Regiment from the battle of "Seven Pines" through all the battles in which the Army of Northern Virginia has participated, except "Sharpsburg" when he was disabled, and "1st Fredericksburg" when he commanded the

    Extracts of letters of Major-Gen'l Bryan Grimes to his wife : written while in active service in the army of Northern Virginia : together with some personal recollections of the war, written by him after its close, etc.,


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