Jacob Rohrbach Inn (Sharpsburg, Maryland)



“The Loudoun Valley Campaign of 1862: McClellan’s Final Advance” – Matt Borders

July 12th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

A long time student of American History and the Civil War, Matthew Borders holds a BA in US History and an MS in Historic Preservation. He has worked as a National Park Service ranger at Antietam National Battlefield, as well as a historian and battlefield surveyor for the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program. […]

“Small Arms Weapons at Antietam” – Justin Mayhue

July 12th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

Small arms are the firearms carried by individual soldiers.  The American Civil War had witnessed a technological revolution in weaponry.  During the war small arms consisted of an incredible variety of muskets, rifles, carbines, revolvers, and even shotguns. Small arms, accounted for half of the war’s 620,000 killed and wounded.  On Wednesday, August 12th, Antietam […]

“The American Civil War and the World” – Nigel Wainwright

June 25th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, July 29,  Antietam Battlefield Ambassador, Nigel Wainwright will provide an overview of the American Civil Wars’ impact on international relations and trade.  He will also discuss how a global political war got dangerously close to being a global shooting war by identifying some of the main characters involved.     Nigel Wainwright was a […]

“Baseball in the American Civil War” – Richard P. D’Ambrisi

June 25th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

They say that the American Civil War helped transform the game of baseball from a regional pastime in America’s northeast into a national obsession that endures to this day.  Found out how on Wednesday, July 15 when baseball historian, Richard D’Ambrisi presents “Baseball in the American Civil War“. Richard will explore the style of civilian […]

Longstreet’s Attack on French’s Right – Laura Marfut

June 24th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

According to Antietam veteran and historian Ezra Carman, confusion ‘reigned supreme’ among the Confederates after they were dislodged from the Sunken Road, with several desperate attempts to turn the flanks of Union Generals French and Richardson and save Lee’s center. In the midst of the confusion came James Longstreet’s hastily prepared counter-attack that bent back […]

“The Long Gray Line of ’54” – Sharon Murray

June 24th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, July 8 Antietam Battlefield Guide Sharon Murray will discuss “The Long Gray Line of ’54”.  During recent research  Sharon discover some fascinating stories of the the West Point Class of 1854.  During her presentation Sharon will discuss seven members of the West Point Class of 1854 who fought at Antietam or were involved […]

“Goodbye Captain” Artillery at the Burnside Bridge and Final Attack – Jim Rosebrock

June 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

  Jim Rosebrock is the former Chief of the Antietam Battlefield Guides.  Jim currently serves as a volunteer and tour guide at the Antietam National Battlefield. Jim is a retired army officer and currently works for the Department of Justice. He is currently conducting research for a book that will tell the story of the […]

The Dunker Church – Alann Schimdt

May 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

The Dunker Church is one of the most iconic structures of the American Civil War. Few people know much, if anything, about its fascinating back story, the role it played within the community of Sharpsburg, and its importance during and after the Battle of Antietam. On Wednesday, June 24, Alann Schimdt will discuss the subject […]

Immortal Respect: Post and the 2nd USSS in the Antietam Campaign – Darin Wipperman

May 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

This is Darin Wipperman’s second consecutive summer presenting at the Civil War Lecture Series.  On Wednesday, June 17 Darin will discussion is entitled, “Immortal Respect: Col. Henry Post and the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters in the Antietam Campaign”. Post’s men had to meet an extremely difficult target shooting test before joining the command. The unit’s eight […]

“Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of 1862 & 1863” – Brad Gottfried

May 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 10th, Antietam Battlefield Guide and renowned author, Brad Gottfried will present his Summer Lecture Series talk – “Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of 1862 & 1863”. Robert E. Lee’s invaded Northern soil twice during the Civil War. He was turned back both times, but the invasion left a lasting impact on […]

“The Wounding of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr” – Gordon Dammann

May 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

On Sunday, July 5th, Gordon Dammann will present our first Summer Lecture Series talk “The Wounding of Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr.”.   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was a Captain in the 20th Mass Regiment and was wounded in the West Woods fight at Antietam on September 17, 1862. This was one of three wounds he suffered […]

Re-opening amid COVID-19

May 6th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

As we prepare to reopen we are faced with a number of challenges and unknowns.  Our number one concern is for the health and safety of all our guests, customers and staff.  We have always prided ourselves on the cleanliness of the guest rooms, common areas and store.  That attention to detail and awareness will […]