Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Sprigg Harwood
Treasurer, 1860-1864
Constitutional Convention, AA, 1864
Senate, AA, 1865
Senate, Special Session, AA, 1866
Anne Arundel County Court Clerk, 1865-1894
MSA SC 3520-1541


1 Robert Harry McIntire, Annapolis Maryland Families, (Baltimore:  Gateway Press, Inc., 1979).
2 Ibid.
3 Biographical File, Sprigg Harwood; SC  1138-001-1541.
4 Ibid.
5 Elihu S. Riley, "The Ancient City":  A History of Annapolis, in Maryland.  1649 - 1887, (Annapolis:  Record Printing Office, 1887), 263.  Harwood is frequently referred to as "Colonel Harwood" by Riley and others, although there is some confusion as to what military duties he had and to what branch he belonged.  It may be the case that he was a member of a local militia group.
6 Ibid., 244-49.
7 Biographical File.
8 Riley, 301.
9 Ibid., 282.
10 J. Thomas Scharf, History of Maryland:  From the Earliest Period to the Present Day, Vol. III, (Hatboro, Pennsylvania, 1967), 580 - 583.
11 Ibid.
12 Biographical File.
13 House of Delegates, "Majority Report in the Contested Election Case of George E. Gambrill, Esq., vs. Sprigg Harwood, Esq.," in Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Delegates, Extra Session, 1866, (Annapolis:  Haverstick and Longneckers, Printers., 1866).  During this election, voters were asked a series of questions about their loyalty to the Union during the Civil War.  If an election judge found a voter to have Confederate sympathies, he could be prohibited from voting.
14 Ibid.
15 Maryland Secretary of State  (Election Return Abstracts)  1863-69.  MSA No.: S 1122-1.
16 McIntire.
17 Register of Wills, WFP, 116.

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