St. Mary’s County Historical Society
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St Mary's County Historical Society offers selected books, publications, and other items to members and non-members. If you have book suggestions or comments, please send them to us at 
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Books can be ordered with either a mail-in form plus your check or via PayPal. St Mary's County Historical Society members receive a 10% discount on most purchases. Members must log-in to access discounted prices.
 
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Muffled Oars: A Story of St. Mary’s County During the Civil War Muffled Oars: A Story of St. Mary’s County During the Civil War
Written by the late Annie Chunn Candee in the 1940s, Muffled Oars: A Story of St. Mary’s County During the Civil Waris the first novel to be published by the St. Mary's County Historical Society. A novel of intrigue and romance, it is the story of a family caught between sympathies toward the South and Union occupation. 

During the Civil War, Maryland was divided with significant Confederate leanings, especially in its Counties of Charles and St. Mary’s in the Southern part of the state. President Lincoln took legally-questionable steps to keep Maryland in the Union, including placing Baltimore under Martial Law, arresting members of the Maryland General Assembly to prevent secession, suspending the writ of 
Habeas Corpus, and stationing Union troops throughout State. Union troops were especially prevalent in Southern Maryland to keep sympathizers and supplies from crossing the Potomac River to reinforce the Confederate army. The book's title, Muffled Oars, refers to the practice of putting cloth between the oars and oarlocks of a boat to silence its passage across the river. Despite Union attempts to stem the flow, men and supplies continued.

Muffled Oars tells that story.
[Located in Category: Maryland History]
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Maryland Voices of the Civil War by Charles W. Mitchell Maryland Voices of the Civil War by Charles W. Mitchell
In Maryland Voices of the Civil War, historian Charles W. Mitchell tells the compelling story of how Maryland African Americans escaped from slavery and fought for the Union and their freedom alongside white soldiers. He reinforces the notion that Maryland's Southern sympathies―while genuine―never seriously threatened to bring about a Confederate Maryland. He draws upon hundreds of letters, diaries, and period newspapers―many previously unpublished―to portray the passions of a wide variety of people―merchants, slaves, soldiers, politicians, freedmen, women, clergy, slave owners, civic leaders, and children―caught in the emotional vise of war. 
[Located in Category: Maryland History]
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Attempted Abduction of Abraham Lincoln Attempted Abduction of Abraham Lincoln
Compiled from the pages of the Chronicles of St Mary's, articles on the attempted abduction and murder of Abraham Lincoln and the subsequent flight of John Wilkes Booth and David Herold.
[Located in Category: Maryland History]
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A Confederate in Congress: The Civil War Treason Trial of Benjamin Gwinn Harris by J. Kastenberg A Confederate in Congress: The Civil War Treason Trial of Benjamin Gwinn Harris by J. Kastenberg
Born just outside Leonardtown, Benjamin Harris was a firebrand. Harris attended Yale College in the late 1820s, and Harvard Law School from 1829 to 1830. He served as member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1833 and 1836, and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Harris was removed from Yale after taking part in a student protest against the poor quality of the food in the campus housing.
 
Toward the end of the Civil War, Harris, then a sitting member of Congres, was arrested, tried, and found guilty in a military court of aiding and abetting paroled Confederate soldiers. He was, essentially, a Confederate serving in the US Congress, a vocal advocate of slavery and the rights of States to secede from the Union. This is the first-ever book to examine this unique chapter in Maryland's history.
 
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[Located in Category: Maryland History]
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Behind the Maryland Scene: Women of Influence 1600-1800 Behind the Maryland Scene: Women of Influence 1600-1800
This book, authored by members of the Southern Maryland Regional Committee and guest Dames of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, presents a few of these women. It is a lovely kaleidoscope of personalities from the Queen of England to the dedicated nuns who crossed the ocean to found the first religious convent in the English speaking America. 
The Women in this book are only a few, but they are representative of all the others who came to the new world and carved a new path to freedom.They have much to teach each of us about personal responsibility to accomodate and contribute to the world in which we live. 
[Located in Category: Maryland History]
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Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Period to the Oyster Wars Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Period to the Oyster Wars
Published in February 2020, Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars tells of the golden age of piracy, including Confederate privateers and oyster pirates. The maritime communities of the Chesapeake Bay are intimately tied to a fascinating history of intrigue, plunder and illicit commerce raiding. Dr Jamie Goodall, staff historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, DC, introduces infamous men like Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, as well as lesser-known local figures like Gus Price and Berkeley Muse, whose tales of piracy are legendary from the harbor of Baltimore to the shores of Cape Charles. 
[Located in Category: Maryland History]
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The James Adams Floating Theatre by C. Richard Gillespie The James Adams Floating Theatre by C. Richard Gillespie
[Located in Category: Maryland History]
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1940 Census St. Mary's County, Maryland
Digital Microfilm Images and related information provided by the National Archives in CD Format.
[Located in Category: Vital Records]
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A History of St. Mary's County by Charles Fenwick A History of St. Mary's County by Charles Fenwick
A brief but concise overview of the history of St Mary's County.
[Located in Category: St. Mary's County History]
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Bootleggers'  Bash (May 2014) Bootleggers' Bash (May 2014)
From the 2014 Annual Meeting and Spring Dinner
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Burials from Tombstones, Grave Markers, and Church Registers of St. Mary's County, Maryland Burials from Tombstones, Grave Markers, and Church Registers of St. Mary's County, Maryland
1634-1994  - By Janet Tice for the St. Mary's County Historical Society
[Located in Category: Vital Records]
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Chronicles of St. Mary's Chronicles of St. Mary's
Volumes 35 - 38, years 1987 - 1990
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Chronicles of St. Mary's (BOUND) Chronicles of St. Mary's (BOUND)
Volumes 1 - 4, years 1953 -1956
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Chronicles of St. Mary's (BOUND) Chronicles of St. Mary's (BOUND)
Volumes 5 - 7, years 1957 - 1959
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Chronicles: Past Individual Issues Chronicles: Past Individual Issues
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[Located in Category: Chronicles of St. Mary's]
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Dawning of a New Community by Margaret Bange Dawning of a New Community by Margaret Bange
The Mennonite community it St Mary’s County is not well-understood. Margaret Bange presents a folksy account of the first Mennonite arrivals and subsequent growth of the community. It offers several unexpected insights on how the community was formed.
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Doctors of St Mary's County 1634-1900 by Mary Fresco Doctors of St Mary's County 1634-1900 by Mary Fresco
With detailed research, Mary Fresco has chronicled the history of medical practitioners in the County. A great addition for historians and medical researchers. 
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Hell Comes to Southern Maryland by Brian and Linda Gottfried Hell Comes to Southern Maryland by Brian and Linda Gottfried
A comprehensive history of the Point Lookout prison camp and Hammond General Hospital. Those were dark days in our nation’s history and none were darker than what took place at Point Lookout. Illustrated.
[Located in Category: Military History]
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Historical Society Note Cards Historical Society Note Cards
Twelve note cards containing watercolors by Fr. Stephen Tushak of six historic St Mary's County buildings and residences. With envelopes. Not discounted.
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History of St. Mary's County, Maryland by Regina Hammett History of St. Mary's County, Maryland by Regina Hammett
The definitive guide to the history of St Mary's County from 1634 to 1990. The late Regina Hammett was a meticulous historian whose attention to the details of this County's past was exceptional. Whether you are a long-term resident or a newcomer to St Mary's County, this book is your guide to its rich history. The book was freshly reprinted in 2022.
[Located in Category: St. Mary's County History]
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History of St. Mary's Six Court Houses 1644-2002 by Aleck Loker History of St. Mary's Six Court Houses 1644-2002 by Aleck Loker
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Hoof Beats Through History Hoof Beats Through History
From the May 2018 Annual Meeting and Spring Dinner
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I'm Goin' Down County by Kirk Ranzetta I'm Goin' Down County by Kirk Ranzetta
A richly-illustrated architectural journey through St Mary’s County.  Drawings and illustrations of some of the County’s best loved manor houses and buildings. 
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Index to The Enterprise Obituaries (1970-2014) (Nelson)
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Jesuit Missions of St. Mary's County, Maryland by Edwin Beitzell Jesuit Missions of St. Mary's County, Maryland by Edwin Beitzell
The legacy of Jesuit missionaries to the development of St Mary's County, and beyond, is faithfully and meticulously recorded in this fine volume. Beitzell, a founder of the Historical Society, conducted extensive research on the influence of the Catholilc clergy in shaping this County.
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Judgments of St. Mary's County Court, 1807-1841
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Kentucky Kindred Cookbook Kentucky Kindred Cookbook
A CD with recipes from Kentucky folks with ties to St Mary's County
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Kiplin Hall: Birthplace of Maryland Kiplin Hall: Birthplace of Maryland
Produced by Maryland Public Television, this video visits Kiplin Hall, the ancestral home of the Calvert family
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Maps of St Mary's County Maps of St Mary's County
Compiled by members of the Historical Society, old and detailed maps of the County.
 
Free to Historical Society members with orders of $15.00 or more (must be entered in your cart with your order).
[Located in Category: St. Mary's County History]
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Marriages and Deaths in St Mary's County Maryland, 1634-1900 by Margaret Fresco Marriages and Deaths in St Mary's County Maryland, 1634-1900 by Margaret Fresco
This hard to find volume contains substantially all recorded marriages, deaths, and some emigrants in St Mary's County from the County's finding to 1900. It is a must-have for those tracing their family histories and genealogy.
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Moll Dyer & Other Witch Tales of Southern Maryland by Lynn Buonviri Moll Dyer & Other Witch Tales of Southern Maryland by Lynn Buonviri
This is the definitive story of Moll Dyer. For those who doubt that she really existed, Ms Buonviri chronicles Moll Dyer's birth in 1634, the hardships she and her family faced in England, her indentured status and passage to the West Indies, and subsequent arrival in St Mary's County, Maryland. Moll Dyer was real, and the legend that surrounds her is very likely to be, as well.
[Located in Category: St. Mary's County History]
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Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in  Early America by Michael Breidenbach Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America by Michael Breidenbach
Based on ground-breaking research, Prof Michael Breidenbach of Ave Maria University places the Calverts and St Mary's County at the source of Religious Liberty in America. He details the physical, legal, and religious journey of Maryland Catholics and how they emphasized their church’s own traditions—rather than Enlightenment liberalism—to secure religious liberty which enabled their assimilation into American life. His research encourages us to revise our sense of who the American founders were.
 
A video recording of Prof Breidenbach's lecture on his book can be found on our Videos page. 
[Located in Category: Religion]
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Oyster Recipes of St. Mary's County, Maryland by Ann Locker Oyster Recipes of St. Mary's County, Maryland by Ann Locker
Along with recipes for crabcakes and stuffed ham, oyster recipes are among the County's most debated and prized contributions to Maryland - and beyond. This collection will surely win you to Maryland Oysters!
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Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates by Edwin Beitzell Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates by Edwin Beitzell
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Proceedings of the Orphans Court of St. Mary's County, Maryland
Book I (1777-1801) and Book II (1801-1809) (Fenwick)
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Proceedings of the Orphans Court of St. Mary's County, Maryland
Book IV-B, (January 1830 - November 1833)
Book V-A (January 1833 - December 1836)
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Proceedings of the Orphans Court of St. Mary's County, Maryland,
Book III (1809-1826) (Blackwell)
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Raley - Wathen Amoco Gas Raley - Wathen Amoco Gas
A high-quality print from a 2011 watercolor by Nicole Stewart. 
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St Mary's County Sheriffs St Mary's County Sheriffs
A book identifying sheriffs and notable events over 375 years.
[Located in Category: St. Mary's County History]
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St Mary's Libraries Past and Present St Mary's Libraries Past and Present
Pictures and words recalling County Libraries from the first in Tudor Hall to the present.
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1790
The First Census
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1800
1800 Census of St. Mary's County (St. Mary's County Historical Society)
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1840
1840 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (Schuhart for the St. Mary's County Historical Society)
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1850
1850 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (St. Mary's County Historical Society)
HARDCOVER
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1860
1860 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (Evans)
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1870
1870 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (St. Mary's County Historical Society)
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1880
1880 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (Nelson)
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1910
1910 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (St. Mary's County Historical Society)
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1920
1920 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (Nelson)
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1930
1930 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (Nelson)
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St. Mary's County Census Records - 1940
Index for the 1940 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (Nelson).
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St. Mary's County Census Records -1810
1810 Census of St. Mary's Co., MD (St. Mary's County Historical Society)
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St. Mary's County Maryland Marriage Records - (1949 - 1960)
Compiled and Edited by Richard T. Nelson, Jr.
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St. Mary's County, Maryland - Marriage Records (1897-1915)
Compiled and Edited by Richard T. Nelson, Jr.
 
[Located in Category: Vital Records]
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St. Mary's County, Maryland - Marriage Records (1915 - 1940)
Compiled and Edited by Richard T. Nelson, Jr.
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St. Mary's County, Maryland - Marriage Records (1886 - 1898)
Compiled and Edited by Richard T. Nelson, Jr.
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St. Mary's County, Maryland - Marriage Records (1940 - 1949)
Compiled and Edited by Richard T. Nelson, Jr.
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St. Mary's County, Maryland Marriage Records - (1865 - 1886)
Compiled and Edited by Richard T. Nelson, Jr.
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Stores as Community Centers Stores as Community Centers
From the Annual Spring Meeting
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Taverns & Ordinaries Taverns & Ordinaries
From the 2019 Annual Spring Meeting
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The Cat's Meow Wood Cuts The Cat's Meow Wood Cuts
Various buildings in Washington, D.C. carved and hand-painted by The Cat's Meow. Price is per item. Limited stock.
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The Murder of Joseph Henry Ching: A Legend Examined by Aleck Loker The Murder of Joseph Henry Ching: A Legend Examined by Aleck Loker
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Thomas Stone - Elusive Maryland Signer by John and Roberta Wearmouth Thomas Stone - Elusive Maryland Signer by John and Roberta Wearmouth
[Located in Category: Charles County History]
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Treasured Recipes of Old St. Mary's (St. Mary's Academy Alumni Assn) Treasured Recipes of Old St. Mary's (St. Mary's Academy Alumni Assn)
Perhaps the most popular book in the Historical Society bookstore, these recipes were compiled by the Alumnae of St. Mary's Academy. It is a reprint of the original book published in 1959. 
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Whispers from the Colonial Past: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic St Mary's City Whispers from the Colonial Past: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic St Mary's City
Whispers From the Colonial Past: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic St. Mary’s City  This illustrated walking tour guidebook is designed to be your companion as whispers from the St. Mary’s City Living History Museum’s colonial past engage your imagination, aided by a colorful fold-out map. Written by Ellynne Brice Davis and illustrated by Joyce Judd,  this is a memorable family-friendly volume which reflects their love of Maryland’s first settlement.
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