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“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. […]

Images from BG James Ricketts’ 1st Corps Division – Joe Stahl

May 10th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Joseph Stahl retired from the Institute for Defense Analyses where he authored or coauthored more than 50 reports on defense issues. Since his retirement he has become a volunteer and Licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned an MBA from Washington University in […]

“Gunners in the Corn – Federal and Confederate Artillery in the Cornfield” – Jim Rosebrock

May 10th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Jim Rosebrock is the Chief of the Antietam Battlefield Guides. Jim is a retired army officer and currently works for the Department of Justice. He is currently conducting research for a book that will tell the story of the regular artillery companies during the Civil War.  Jim also discusses interesting […]

Disease and Treatment{???} during the Civil War – Gordon Dammann

May 3rd, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

  Civil War Summer Lecture Series Gordon E. Dammann D.D.S. founded the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland to tell the true story of Civil War medicine. His medical collection formed the core of the museum holdings. He is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and holds a bachelor of science […]

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