Civil War Summer Lecture Series
Kevin Pawlak is the Education Specialist at the Mosby Heritage Area Association and a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam National Battlefield. A 2014 graduate of Shepherd University, Kevin previously worked at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. He is the author of “Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital,” published by The History Press in 2015.
On Wednesday, June 15th Kevin Pawlak will present his Summer Lecture Series talk on “Antietam Endgame: The Conclusion of Lee’s Maryland Invasion, September 18-20, 1862”. The Maryland Campaign did not conclude with the Battle of Antietam on September 17. Three days of fighting and maneuvering after the bloodiest single day in American history ended Confederate hopes for a victory on Northern soil. The outcome of the campaign still hung much in the balance and sharp fighting at Shepherdstown and Williamsport proved to be the final events that turned one of this nation’s most crucial campaigns into a victory for the United States.
Come join leading historians, Antietam Battlefield Guides, NPS volunteer interpreters and living history presenters as they discuss intriguing topics of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Civil War during our Civil War Summer Lecture Series.
These Wednesday evening programs are free and open to the public. They will be held outdoors on the grounds of the Jacob Rohrbach Inn at 7:oo p.m. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket to sit around the event tent. In case of inclement weather talks will be cancelled. Parking is available on Main and Hall Streets. Check our Facebook page for updates.