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    William Othello Wilson, a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, was born on September 16, 1867. He enlisted in the United States Army on August 21, 1889. He earned the Medal of Honor on December 30, 1890 for "gallantry in action voluntarily", for successfully carrying a message to the battalion commander at the Pine Ridge Indian Agency in South Dakota.

    "Two United States Army nurses carry heavy combat packs on a eight-mile hike through the jungle as part of their training before taking up front-line war assignments. Before reporting for duty the American nurses learn how to combat jungle hazards and how to care both for themselves and their patients under all conditions."

    Juanita E. Jackson Mitchell was the first black woman to graduate from the University of Maryland law school and the first Black woman to practice law in Maryland. Originally denied admission to the University in 1927, she attended Morgan State College and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania after two years. With legal support from the Baltimore branch of the NAACP, which her mother headed, Mitchell was admitted when the university dropped their racial barriers.

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    Hagerstown, Maryland

    Adam Link 104 Years Old. Born near Hagerstown, Maryland on November 14, 1760. Died on August 15, 1864. Served in the Militia of Pennsylvania on three separate tours of duty.



    Patent medicine shop. Hagerstown, Maryland, 1937

    John McCausland - Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army, famous for the ransom of Hagerstown, Maryland, and the razing of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War.

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    John David Albert was born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1806.Albert spent the winter of 1833-34 in St. Louis where he undoubtedly heard many of the stories of adventure and fortune to be made in the fur trade of the Upper Missouri River basin. In the spring of 1834 he went to the mountains with a party of sixty men.

    Helen Williams one of the most successful models of the 1950s and 1960s - Signed to Ophelia DeVore’s modeling agency - Mother of Vanessa Williams

    African American Soprano, Sissieretta Jones, born Matilda Sissieretta Joyner, Taken 1889

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington, D.C.

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