Jacob Rohrbach Inn (Sharpsburg, Maryland)



“Following footprints and memory: Reexamining assumptions about the fight for the West Woods”​ – Jim Buchanan

June 7th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

James Buchanan is a graduate of the University of Maryland, (College Park) with a M.A. History and Antioch University, with a M.A. Teaching​.  Jim was a Program Director, National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law and recently retired as a Sr. Education Specialist, Federal Judicial Center (U.S. Courts)​.  Jim is a volunteer at the […]

“John Pope at Antietam: His influence on the Maryland Campaign and the Final Attack at Antietam”​ – Steve Stotelmyer

June 7th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

​ Steven R. Stotelmyer, a lifetime student of the Maryland Campaign, is a native of Hagerstown, Maryland. After a stint in the U.S. Navy he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Frostburg State College and a Master of Arts from Hood College. Mr. Stotelmyer currently serves as a volunteer and tour guide at the […]

“Confederate artillery commanders at Antietam” – ​Jim Rosebrock

June 7th, 2019 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 regular […]

Victory Garden Ranch

May 11th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

“Welcome to Victory Garden Ranch!”  That’s what you hear as you walk through the door of this unique store at Sharpsburg’s Town Square. About Victory Garden Ranch Victory Garden Ranch is more than a unique store, it also serves as a Veterans Wellness Center.  VGR, as we call it, was created in November 2016 by Beth […]

“The Only Doubtful Ones: McClellan’s Least Favorite Corps During the Antietam Campaign” – Darin Wipperman  

May 3rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

First time speaker and returning guest of the Inn, Darin Wipperman will discuss, “The Only Doubtful Ones: McClellan’s Least Favorite Corps During the Antietam Campaign” on Wednesday, June 26th. As the Army of the Potomac marched toward destiny in Maryland, George McClellan lacked confidence in the men of the First Corps. In a letter to […]

“Images from Meade’s Division: The Pennsylvania Reserves at Antietam” – Joe Stahl

May 3rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 19th, Antietam Battlefield Guide, Joseph W. Stahl will present his Summer Lecture Series talk  “Images from BG George Meade’s  1st Corps Division” BG Meade’s Division was reported to consist of 2607 officers and men in 13 veteran infantry regiments.  These were the Pennsylvania Reserve Regiments. The division would report losses of 107 killed, […]

“Cole’s Cavalry” – Mark Dudrow

May 3rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 12th, we welcome first time speaker and local living historian Mark Dudrow for his presentation on “Cole’s Cavalry”.  During the Civil War, Cole’s Cavalry patrolled along the Potomac River and the Shenandoah Valley.  Mr. Dudrow’s discussion concerns the formation and history of Company C from 1861 to 1865 which is provided from […]

“Birth of Nursing and Hospital Care as a result of the Civil War” – Gordon Dammann

May 3rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 5th, Gordon Dammann will present our first Summer Lecture Series talk “Birth of Nursing and Hospital Care as a result of the Civil War”.   2000 women who volunteered as nurses during the great American tragedy came from all walks of life to play a vital role.  Hospital care was virtually non-existent before the […]

Dutch Puff Pancake

April 28th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

Dutch Puff Pancake  – Servings: 2-4 If you are looking for an easy way to impress people with your cooking skills (when you have none!) this is the recipe for you.  This thick, puffy pancake makes such an impression that it is often greeted by ‘ooh’ and ‘wow’ when presented to  guests.  It’s such a […]

Five Reasons to Stay at our Maryland B & B

February 23rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

Hotels, motels, house rentals, Bed & Breakfasts…. Travelers today have more lodging options than ever before and trying to decide where to stay can be overwhelming. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, finding the right accommodation is important.  However, with so many choices, why should you consider a bed and breakfast over another accommodation […]

More Changes around the Inn

February 23rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

WOW! 2018 was a big year for changes around the Inn.  We did way more renovating, painting, landscaping, and expanding then we expected to do. It all started toward the end of 2017 when we realized we had a great opportunity to expand the business (More on the expansion in just a bit).  First we […]

2019 Civil War Lecture Series

January 25th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

What an awesome lineup of  lectures for this summer at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn.  We have five new guest speakers on the schedule, so come hear 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 Lecture Series. 2019 Speaker […]