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Civil War Trains Exhibit
Dates:

November 12 - December 31

Description:

The importance of railroads during the Civil War was significant. Railroads were used in carrying supplies of coal and artillery, horses, mules and cattle and troops and baggage. Rail conditions certainly were poor. Wooden water towers were easy targets for destruction by raiding troops. Water and coal were essential for the steam locomotives. Bridges needed to be built and defended. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of 56 locomotives and more than 300 railcars along the B&O Railroad between Harpers Ferry, W.Va and Martinsburg, W.Va., with the blowing up of the railroad bridge at Harpers Ferry, was an attempt to stop B&O strategic traffic. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Open Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm (February through April). Closed: Mondays, Sundays (May through January). New Year's Day and day before and after, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and day after, Christmas and day before and after.

Location:

Discovery Station Museum
101 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD, MD

Contact:

(301) 790-0076
Website

Entrance Fee
Book Talk with Joe Collins, Author of "The Battle of West Frederick"
Dates:

January 29

Description:

The Historical Society of Frederick County is partnering with Barnes and Noble to hold a book talk with local author Joe Collins at 7:00 PM. He will discuss his book about Civil War history in Frederick, "The Battle of West Frederick."

Location:

Barnes and Noble
5500 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21703

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Exhibit - The Freedman's Bureau, Educating the Newly Freed Slaves and the Prelude to Storer College
Dates:

February 1 - December 31

Description:

This exhibit will launch a full year of activities that will highlight Harpers Ferry's role in the education of newly freed slaves post Civil War. Activities will include living history, ranger conducted programs, and family/youth activities.

Location:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry, WV

Contact:

Website

Entrance Fee
Slavery in Washington County
Dates:

February 2, 2015

Description:

McCauley Lecture: Slavery in Washington County 7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker Emilie Amt, Professor of History at Hood College spent a year researching the slave history at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, which was founded in Lappans, MD in 1849. Dr. Amt's research identified many of the slaves that belonged to the founding members of the church, discovered a slave section in the church graveyard and led to a restoration of the original slave gallery in the historic church. The church was also used as a field hospital during the Civil War's Maryland Campaign and the Gettysburg Invasion and Retreat.

Location:

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact:

Website

General Jacob D. Cox: An Exceptional Political General
Dates:

February 7

Description:

Gene Schmiel will discuss the subject of his recent book, Citizen General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era. Jacob Cox, a lawyer, politician, and former divinity student with no formal military training, was among the first Union generals in the Civil War. In a conflict in which “political generals” often proved less than competent, Cox emerged as one of the best commanders in the Union army. His military career included helping secure West Virginia for the Union; jointly commanding the left wing of the Union army at the critical Battle of Antietam; breaking the Confederate supply line at Atlanta; and holding the defensive line at the Battle of Franklin, a Union victory that effectively ended the Confederate threat in the West. In each of his vocations and avocations—general, governor, cabinet secretary, university president, law school dean, railroad president, historian, and scientist—Cox was recognized as a leader. The program begins at 2:30 PM.

Location:

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 695-1864
Website

Frederick County Civil War Roundtable: George Lewis
Dates:

February 19

Description:

Join Civil War Master Docent George Lewis for a discussion about Union Army General Frederick W. Lander starting at 7:30 pm.

Location:

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 East Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

Website

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