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Sharpsburg Founder’s Day – Celebrating 255 Years of History

July 2nd, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

In 1763, on land called Joe’s Lott, Joseph Chapline laid out what was to be the first town in Washington County. He named it Sharps Burgh, in honor of his friend Governor Horatio Sharpe. He choose this site for the town, he noted, because of the “great spring” of water located there. The town consisted […]

O.T. Reilly: Sharpsburg Relics and Remembrances

June 12th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Stephen Recker is a collector of rare Antietam photographs and relics. Items from his collection can be seen on battlefield waysides, in the newly renovated museum at Antietam National Battlefield, as well as in his book Rare Images of Antietam, and the Photographers Who Took Them. Recker is a member […]

“The Battle of Bentonville”

June 12th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Perry Jamieson earned a PhD and worked for about thirty years as a civilian historian for the U.S. Air Force. He retired as the senior historian of the Air Force in 2009 and he and his wife Stephanie have lived in Sharpsburg since then. He is the author of two […]

Ethnics in the Confederacy and at Sharpsburg

June 11th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Ethnics in the Confederacy and at Sharpsburg – although the Civil War is traditionally viewed as a struggle between white Anglo Saxon Protestants, a variety of ethnic groups fought in the armies of both sides. This talk will focus on the ethnics who served with the Confederacy. Our speaker will […]

Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination

June 5th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Dennis Frye has been studying Antietam and the 1st invasion of the North for nearly 50 years. From his earliest days as a NPS volunteer at the Dunker Church (Dennis is a Dunker), and as a native of the Antietam area, Dennis has immersed himself into the Civil War. Known […]

Antietam Hospitals – John Schildt

May 10th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series John Schildt hardly needs an introduction. He is well known for his many books relating the various aspects of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and local history. Reverend Schildt graduated from Shepherd College, Wesley Theological Seminary and has studied at Western Maryland College, Gettysburg Seminary and West Virginia University. Rev. […]

Images from BG James Ricketts’ 1st Corps Division – Joe Stahl

May 10th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Joseph Stahl retired from the Institute for Defense Analyses where he authored or coauthored more than 50 reports on defense issues. Since his retirement he has become a volunteer and Licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned an MBA from Washington University in […]

“Gunners in the Corn – Federal and Confederate Artillery in the Cornfield” – Jim Rosebrock

May 10th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Jim Rosebrock is the Chief of the Antietam Battlefield Guides. 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 regular artillery companies during the Civil War.  Jim also discusses interesting […]

Disease and Treatment{???} during the Civil War – Gordon Dammann

May 3rd, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

  Civil War Summer Lecture Series Gordon E. Dammann D.D.S. founded the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland to tell the true story of Civil War medicine. His medical collection formed the core of the museum holdings. He is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and holds a bachelor of science […]

Nutter’s Ice Cream

April 29th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

After the Antietam National Battlefield, the most visited place in Sharpsburg is Nutter’s Ice Cream.  For over twenty years this iconic ice cream shop has served up scoops of delicious treats to locals, tourists, and our guests.   About Nutter’s Ice Cream   Every since Sharpsburg was founded in 1763, the Square has been a […]

The Farmsteads of Antietam – Joseph Parks Farm

April 16th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

While traveling on the roads running through the battlefield you can see most of the farmsteads at Antietam except for one – the Joseph Parks farm.  In order to see this farm, visitors have to walk out the Three Farms Trail from the Newcomer House.  Although the land had been cultivated for more than 100 […]

Eggs Rohrbach

April 5th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

One of our favorite signature dishes is our “Eggs Rohrbach”.  It has all the same yummy ingredients of traditional Eggs Benedict but is simple to make.  It’s SO easy that even Chris can make it. Serves 4     You will need: 5 eggs 4 Slices Canadian bacon 2 English muffins 3/4 cup milk Shredded Cheese […]

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