Focusing on a Boston Brahmin, a Keedysville farmer, and a young military doctor to expose the stories of some of the aftermath of Antietam. The story of the Locust Springs hospital lays out the challenges facing the Washington County Community, The US Medical department and individuals following America’s bloodiest day. Join us on Wednesday, August 31 for  “The Locust Spring Hospital and the far-reaching consequences of Antietam” with Troy Cool.

Troy Cool


Moving onto the property in 2011 focused Troy Cool’s diverse background of presenting programs at national, state, and local parks and organizations onto the study of the Maryland campaign and the Locust Springs Hospital. Troy has been a volunteer at Gettysburg National Military Park and Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park, which led to a position as a seasonal park ranger at Harper’s Ferry. Since then Troy has continued to his studies and has presented symposiums, battlefield walks, and presentations and has been a consultant on numerous media productions.


Come join leading historians and Antietam Battlefield Guides as they discuss intriguing topics of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Civil War during our Civil War Summer Lecture Series.

These outdoors programs will be held at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  These outdoor programs are free and open to the public. To ensure adequate seating, please bring a chair.  In case of inclement weather, lectures will be held at the Sharpsburg Christ Reformed UCC Church at 117 Main Street.  For updates and changes to the schedule check our Facebook page.