UPDATE: In light of recent events due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to meet at the Inn for our talks. However, until the conditions allow for large gatherings again, we will be adopting the latest treading technology to present our Civil War Summer Lecture Series every Wednesday night using Zoom video-teleconferencing. A link will be sent out to those signed up on our SLS Member list each week. For those that can’t attend live, the presentation will be recorded and posted on our Facebook page. The schedule is subject to change.
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Wow! This will be our fifth year of hosting the Civil War Lecture Series. Since we started, we’ve raised over $1500 for the Save Historic Antietam Foundation through our summer fundraiser. We have seven new guest speakers presenting and another outstanding slate of lectures scheduled at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn. Come learn from Antietam Battlefield Guides and other leading historians as they discuss intriguing topics of the Maryland Campaign and the Civil War during our summer lecture series.
June 3 – Gordon Dammann – “The Wounding of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr”
June 10 – Brad Gottfried – “Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of 1862 & 1863”
June 17 – Darin Wipperman – “Immortal Respect: Col. Henry Post and the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters in the Antietam Campaign”
June 24 – Alann Schimdt – “The Dunker Church”
July 1 – Laura Marfut – “Longstreet’s Attack on French’s Right ”
July 8 – Sharon Murray – “The Long Gray Line of ’54”
July 15 – Richard P. D’Ambrisi – “Baseball in the Civil War”
July 22 – Perry Jamieson – “Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock on the First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg.”
July 29 – Nigel Wainwright – “The Civil War and The World”
Aug 5 – Matt Borders – “The Loudoun Valley Campaign of 1862: McClellan’s Final Advance”
Aug 12 – Justin Mayhue – “Small Arms Weapons at Antietam”
Aug 19 – Alex Rossino – “A Very Personal Fight: Robert E. Lee’s Role on the Field at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862”
Aug 26 – John Schildt – “The ‘What Ifs’ of the Maryland Campaign”
These Wednesday evening programs are free and open to the public. They will be held outdoors on the grounds of the Inn at 7:00 p.m, so bring a chair to sit around our event tent. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved to the Sharpsburg Christ Reformed United Church of Christ on Main Street. Check our Blog and Facebook page for weekly updates about the speakers and their topics.