Jacob Rohrbach Inn (Sharpsburg, Maryland)



The Farmsteads of Antietam – Jacob Avey Farm

July 31st, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

 We continue the story of the Farmsteads  of Antietam with the Jacob Avey farm that sits at the southern edge of Sharpsburg. The D.R. Miller cornfield, the Poffenberger woods, and the Piper orchard; when we hear these the names of these places we know where they are on the Antietam battlefield and the action that occurred […]

Italian Egg Bake

July 11th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

Are you looking for an easy, colorful breakfast casserole that looks amazing and tastes great?  Well, we have the answer for you with our Italian Egg Bake.  This is one of our favorite savory dishes, especially when we have a full house.          This recipe makes approx. 10 servings and here are […]

Tolson’s Chapel and School

July 7th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

When we think of the Battle of Antietam, many think of the 23,100 casualties that resulted in the twelve hours of ferocious combat. We also relate Antietam to the battle that ended the Confederacy’s first invasion into the North.  Seldom do we connect this strategic victory to President Lincoln’s announcement of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation […]

John Schildt – “Roads to Gettysburg”

June 11th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

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. Schildt was introduced to Civil […]

Darin Wipperman – “‘Such a Bloody Set of Men:’ The 35th Massachusetts in the Antietam Campaign”

June 9th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, August 18th, Darin Wipperman will present his Summer Lecture Series talk,  – “‘Such a Bloody Set of Men:’ The 35th Massachusetts in the Antietam Campaign” The new soldiers of the 35th Massachusetts Infantry left Boston in late August 1862, not knowing how quickly their world would be shaken to the core. Joining Ferrero’s […]

Perry Jamieson – “Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock: The First Day at Gettysburg”

June 9th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

Perry Jamieson earned a PhD in history and worked for about thirty years as a civilian historian for the U.S. Air Force. He is the author of two books on Air Force history, one on the U.S. Army during the late 1800s, and four on the Civil War. He retired as the senior historian of […]

Steve Stotelmyer – “The Insolence of Epaulets”

June 9th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

Steven R. Stotelmyer, a lifetime student of the Maryland Campaign, is a native of Hagerstown, Maryland. After a stint in the U.S. Navy he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Frostburg State College and a Master of Arts from Hood College. Mr. Stotelmyer currently serves as a volunteer and tour guide at the Antietam […]

Kevin Pawlak and Joe Stahl – “Casualties and Chaos Command Attrition at Antietam”

May 22nd, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

  The Battle of Antietam produced casualties on an unprecedented scale in a single day of combat. Officers were a group of men that was particularly hit hard. When officers fell on a battlefield, it produced even more confusion and chaos. This talk will examine the effect of these officer casualties on the battle and […]

Justin Mayhue – “Col. Mobley, 7th Maryland Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War”

May 22nd, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

  Colonel Edward M. Mobley was a local hero.  He was a Civil War veteran, volunteer firefighter and served as sheriff of Washington County. After the war Mobley was active in the local G.A.R. post.  On Wednesday, July 21st, Antietam Battlefield Guide, Justin Mayhue will present his Summer Lecture Series talk, – “Col. Mobley, 7th […]

Richard P. D’Ambrisi – “Military Board Games of the Maryland Campaign of 1862”

May 22nd, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

Experience the American Civil War Maryland Campaign of 1862 from a different perspective. This presentation will review military strategy board games along with some digital versions published from 1972 to 2021. The South Mountain and Antietam battles will be discussed showing examples of original packaging and the contents used to recreate history on a game […]

Sharon Murray – “The Union Cavalry During the Maryland Campaign”

May 22nd, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

B. F. Davis spearheaded a “valiant coup that compared favorably with anything” his classmate JEB “Stuart had ever done” when he instigated and helped lead the breakout of Union Cavalry from Harpers Ferry on  Sept. 14, 1862.  This presentation will address the status of the Union Cavalry at the start of the Maryland Campaign, their […]

Brad Gottfried – “The Confederate Cavalry During the Maryland Campaign”

May 4th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 30th, Antietam Battlefield Guide and renowned author, Brad Gottfried will present his Summer Lecture Series talk – “The Confederate Cavalry During the Maryland Campaign”. Jeb Stuart has become a legend among the leaders of the Civil War and he and his three brigades were tasked with important functions during, before, and after […]