History: On September 9, 1862, opposing cavalry units chased each other several times through this rural outpost that is comfortably situated at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain. Rose Greenhaugh O'Neill, a Confederate spy who was eventually captured and imprisoned, had been baptized at Barnesville's St. Mary's Church.
More to Explore: The town is convenient to fishing, hiking, hunting and horseback riding at the Monocacy Natural Resources Management Area, which also offers a link into the C&O Canal Scenic Byway.
Photo Credits: “Horse Drawn Artillery”, “Antietam, MD Blacksmith”, “A Cavalry Orderly”
Courtesy of: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, & Modern Barnesville, Courtesy of Amanda Matte