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Kevin Pawlak & Dan Welch – “Ohio at Antietam”

May 24th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

Among the thousands who fought in the pivotal Battle of Antietam were scores of Ohioans. Sending eleven regiments and two batteries to the fight, the Buckeye State lost hundreds during the Maryland Campaign’s first engagement, South Mountain, and hundreds more “gave their last full measure of devotion” at the Cornfield, the Bloody Lane and Burnside’s Bridge. Many of […]

Frank E Bell III – “Unused Reserves? McClellan’s Failure “To Destroy The Rebel Army”

May 24th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

For decades, news accounts published days after Antietam undergirded biting criticism of George B. McClellan by his contemporaries, eminent historians and popular authors. Over the past 25 years or so, fortunately, Joseph L. Harsh and other Maryland Campaign students have produced far more even-handed assessments. Dan Vermilya’s archival research into the Army of the Potomac’s […]

Mac Bryan – “The End of Compromise; Events That Led John Brown to Harpers Ferry”

May 24th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

History books will forever cite the beginning of the American Civil War as April 12, 1861 in Charleston Harbor but to many the war began much earlier with some of the most famous, most infamous first shots fired on October 16th, 1859 at Harpers Ferry from the guns of John Brown’s Raiders. What brought Brown […]

Dr. Tom Clemens – “Veterans’ Memories of Antietam”

May 24th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, July 6, Dr. Tom Clemens joins us to present his summer lecture series program – “Veterans Memories of Antietam”.  Tom  will discuss excerpts from letters that veterans of the battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg sent the the Antietam Battlefield Board and to John M. Gould in the 1890’s. These excerpts include personal accounts that are […]

Upgrades at the Inn

May 12th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

It has been a busy spring at the Inn in more ways then one.  Besides repainting the Clara Barton Suite, this is the year for technology upgrades.  This past week we finished up another photo shoot with Christian Giannelli.  It was great to work with him again, and Christian’s photography will highlight the changes we […]

Clara Barton Suite

May 12th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

The Clara Barton Suite was the first room we renovated as soon as we purchased the Inn back in 2015. The original suite was two separate rooms connected by a pass-through closet.  Since they were two different rooms, each were completely different colors. The bedroom was a two-tone brown and the smaller sitting room was […]

Egg Soufflé

May 12th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

  One of the most visually impressive dishes we serve is our version of an egg soufflé.  It’s super easy to make and if you time it just right, the egg is popping out of the dish just in time for your friends and family to be amazed.       Another great thing about this […]

Joe Stahl & Matt Borders – “Union Faces of South Mountain and Harpers Ferry”

April 27th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

The first Confederate invasion of the North in the fall of 1862 led to a series of engagements known as the Maryland Campaign. Though best remembered for its climax, there was desperate fighting at both South Mountain and Harpers Ferry prior to the bloodletting at Antietam Creek. These battles in particular were desperate affairs of […]

David Welker – “The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point”

April 27th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 22st, David Welker will present his Summer Lecture Series presentation,  “The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point” The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point tells the story of what happened in David Miller’s once-peaceful farm field on 17 September 1862, which opened the Civil War Battle of Antietam – America’s single bloodiest day.  This […]

Brad Gottfried – “Brigades of Antietam”

April 27th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

While the 1862 Maryland Campaign has been extensively studied, a comprehensive treatment of the part played by each unit has been ignored. The Brigades of Antietam fills this void by presenting a complete account of each major unit, providing a fresh perspective of the campaign. Using the words of enlisted men and officers, the book […]

Darin Wipperman – “A Damaged Friendship: McClellan and Burnside’s 1862 Correspondence”

April 27th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 8th, Darin Wipperman will present his Summer Lecture Series talk, “A Damaged Friendship: McClellan and Burnside’s 1862 Correspondence”. Meeting at West Point, George McClellan and Ambrose Burnside became good friends. Although McClellan was 31 months younger, he was a year ahead of Burnside at the Military Academy. Their lives intersected a great […]

M. Chris Bryan – The XII Corps at Antietam: Tactical Details and Findings

April 27th, 2022 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 1st, Chris Bryan will kick off our Summer Lecture Series with his presentation,  “The XII Corps at Antietam: Tactical Details and Findings” The Union XII Corps formed in June 1862 as the II Corps, Army of Virginia. The corps, which joined the Army of the Potomac only a week before Antietam was […]

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