Civil War Era Studies
There was a massive forest fire on the South Mountain at the edge of Adams County. It ripped through thousands of acres of woodland along the crest of the ridge. The undergrowth went up like a match. The spring up to this point had been unusually dry. And a fire started. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Fire on the Mountain: A Forest Fire Ignored?" (2013). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 80.