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Sarah Powers Webb

Educator * Writer * Researcher   

Encouraging curiosity in students of all ages! 





The intent of the blog is to take the reader through my journey of researching this colorful character while telling his story and his life in Frederick County. John Trout was a Union veteran of the Civil War. In his later years he was an object of media fascination through his efforts to find a wife by using the local papers. He seemed to start quite a trend! In the end tragedy ensued.


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Blog 2 The Real John Trout

Posted on 10 September, 2013 at 17:10 Comments comments (699)

I was hooked from the FNP blurbs to uncover what I could about John Trout!

I decided to take a “field trip” to look up the original FNP articles on microfilm in the Maryland Room based on the clues from the excerpts.  Before I left I investiaged John Trout’s military connection with online resources.  Having found several Civil War veterans in my own family, ...

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Blog 1 Introduction

Posted on 9 September, 2013 at 16:55 Comments comments (198)

 It all started with 3 blurbs from the Frederick News Post inthe space of 3 weeks. 

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