The Second Manassas campaign was a pivotal moment for both sides in 1862. Yet, it has largely remained obscured and understudied due to the events of mid-September just several weeks later. Authors and historians Dan Welch and Kevin Pawlak will orient visitors to the events of August 1862 and explore some of the many powerful stories from that engagement that still resonate today. Join us on June 17th for Dan and Kevin’s presentation on “Never Such a Campaign” – The Battle of Second Manassas, Aug. 28-30, 1862.
Dan Welch is a Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park and the editor of the long-running Gettysburg Magazine. He has been a contributing member at Emerging Civil War for over eight years and is the coauthor of two works in the Emerging Civil War Series: The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863 and Never Such A Campaign: The Battle of Second Manassas, August 28-30, 1862. Welch has also co-edited several volumes in the Emerging Civil War’s Tenth Anniversary Series and is also the co-author of Ohio at Antietam: The Buckeye State’s Sacrifice on America’s Bloodiest Day.
Kevin R. Pawlak is a historic site manager for Prince William County’s Office of Historic Preservation and a Certified Battlefield Guide at Antietam National Battlefield. He previously worked as a park ranger at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Kevin is the author of four books about the American Civil War, including To Hazard All: A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862, part of the Emerging Civil War Series.
Come join leading historians and scholars as they discuss intriguing topics about their latest works and research on the Maryland Campaign and the Civil War during our Civil War Summer Lecture Series.
These indoors programs are sponsored by the Jacob Rohrbach Inn and will be held in McKinley Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. The church is located at 209W Main Street with a small parking area off the alley. More parking is available on Main and Hall Streets. These lectures free and open to the public. Each week we hold a drawing in which the proceeds support the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. Be sure to check our Facebook page for updates and changes to the schedule.