Fords over the Potomac

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Edwards Ferry

Edwards Ford was one of more than a dozen fords across the Potomac from Great Falls to Shepherdstown. During the Civil War these fords played a great part in prisoner exchanges, infiltration of agents from one side to the other, smuggling of goods from North or South, transfer of spies, etc. Troops stationed at the fords could do little to prevent the traffic.
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