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Peaches, Peaches, Peaches

August 1st, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

August is National Peach Month.  That’s right, peaches are so fabulous that they get to have their very own month! Peaches are so popular in our area that the Annual Leitersburg Peach Festival  is held every August.  Not only can you get your fill of fresh, local peaches, there are craft vendors, demonstrations, music, a tractor show […]

“Sumner and French at Antietam”

July 24th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Gary Rohrer was born and raised in Washington County, MD where his family has lived for at least 225 years. His interests in the Civil War and passion for the 1862 Maryland Campaign go back more than 50 years to his days as a Boy Scout camping on the battlefield […]

“Zouaves – the First and the Bravest”

July 24th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Dr. Tom Clemens holds a Doctorate in College Education-History from George Mason University, Professor Emeritus from Hagerstown Community College. He is a Tour guide for the Maryland Campaign for the past 30 years. Tom is the Editor of Ezra Carman’s Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 Vols. 2010, 2012, 2016. Author […]

“Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney: Beyond Dred Scott” – Matt Borders

July 17th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Matt Borders is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in US History. While at MSU he was first an intern and then a seasonal ranger for the National Park Service at Antietam National Battlefield. Following his undergrad he immediately went to Eastern Michigan University for his […]

“‘The Heaviest Blow Yet Given the Confederacy’: The Emancipation Proclamation Changes the Civil War”

July 10th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Kevin Pawlak is the Director of Education for the Mosby Heritage Area Association and an Antietam Battlefield Guide. He graduated in 2014 from Shepherd University with a major in Civil War and 19th Century America and a minor in Historic Preservation. Kevin has worked at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park […]

“The Last Army of the Republic: the Myth of the Unused Reserves at the Battle of Antietam.”

July 4th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Always interested in local history, especially South Mountain and Antietam, Mr. Stotelmyer was a founding member of the Central Maryland Heritage League in 1989. The league gained a modest amount of success in preserving some of the lands of the South Mountain Battlefield. From 1989 through 1994 Mr. Stotelmyer served […]

Sharpsburg Founder’s Day – Celebrating 255 Years of History

July 2nd, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

In 1763, on land called Joe’s Lott, Joseph Chapline laid out what was to be the first town in Washington County. He named it Sharps Burgh, in honor of his friend Governor Horatio Sharpe. He choose this site for the town, he noted, because of the “great spring” of water located there. The town consisted […]

O.T. Reilly: Sharpsburg Relics and Remembrances

June 12th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Stephen Recker is a collector of rare Antietam photographs and relics. Items from his collection can be seen on battlefield waysides, in the newly renovated museum at Antietam National Battlefield, as well as in his book Rare Images of Antietam, and the Photographers Who Took Them. Recker is a member […]

“The Battle of Bentonville”

June 12th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Perry Jamieson earned a PhD and worked for about thirty years as a civilian historian for the U.S. Air Force. He retired as the senior historian of the Air Force in 2009 and he and his wife Stephanie have lived in Sharpsburg since then. He is the author of two […]

Ethnics in the Confederacy and at Sharpsburg

June 11th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Ethnics in the Confederacy and at Sharpsburg – although the Civil War is traditionally viewed as a struggle between white Anglo Saxon Protestants, a variety of ethnic groups fought in the armies of both sides. This talk will focus on the ethnics who served with the Confederacy. Our speaker will […]

Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination

June 5th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Dennis Frye has been studying Antietam and the 1st invasion of the North for nearly 50 years. From his earliest days as a NPS volunteer at the Dunker Church (Dennis is a Dunker), and as a native of the Antietam area, Dennis has immersed himself into the Civil War. Known […]

Antietam Hospitals – John Schildt

May 10th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series John Schildt hardly needs an introduction. He is well known for his many books relating the various aspects of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and local history. Reverend Schildt graduated from Shepherd College, Wesley Theological Seminary and has studied at Western Maryland College, Gettysburg Seminary and West Virginia University. Rev. […]

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