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At Emmitsburg, Maryland, students at Mount Saint Mary help contain a disastrous fire in the town

Emmitsburg, Maryland, July 1863, zoomable image
06/15/1863 to 06/16/1863
At around 10 p.m. a fire broke out in a livery stables in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  The flames soon spread out of control towards the town square.  With many thinking it the work of the Confederates and hesitant to help, the students at nearby Mount St. Mary's College massed to fight the fire.  It was finally brought under control around 7 a.m. but not before a quarter of the town, around twenty buildings, had been severely damaged.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Thomas John Chew Williams, Folger McKinsey, History of Frederick County, Maryland in Two Volumes (Frederick, MD: Regional Publishing Company, 1910), I: 339.
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