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Diversity in the Civil War
Dates:

October 23 & 30, 2014

Description:

Two-night course. Thursdays Oct. 23 & 30, 6:30-8:30pm. European immigrants (Germans, Irish), American Indians, Asians, Hispanics, African-Americans and women contributed in various degrees of service in every major theater of operations throughout the war. It was a falsehood however, that the majority of all Federal troops were foreign born, as was an oft repeated assertion of the Southern and British press of the time. Join Joe Mieczkowski, Civil War living historian and educator, for this interesting new course focusing on ethnic diversity of soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Mr. Mieczkowski is a Licensed Battlefield and Town Guide for the Gettysburg National Military Park, a past president of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable and current president of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

Location:

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Contact:

(240) 500-2236
Website

Entrance Fee
Celebrate MD Emancipation at Antietam
Dates:

November 1, 2014

Description:

Exhibit "Avenues to Freedom." Talks on emancipation from local, state and national perspectives. 10am Edie Wallace, Effects of MD Emancipation on local African-Americans. 11am Dr. Tom Clemens, MD Emancipation from the State's Perspective. 7pm Todd Brewster, Lincoln's Gamble: The Politics of Emancipation. Antietam National Battlefield

Location:

Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Rd.
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

(301) 432-5124
Website

Celebrate MD Emancipation at Tolson's Chapel
Dates:

November 1, 2014

Description:

Join in a celebration at historic Tolson's Chapel at 2pm. Featuring gospel music, emancipated slave Teany Watson (portrayed by Jayne' Price), and keynote speaker Dr. Hari Jones from the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum (Washington, DC). Built in1866, Tolson's Chapel served as a church and a Freedmen's Bureau school for black residents of Sharpsburg in the years following the Civil War.

Location:

Tolson's Chapel
111 E. High Street
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

Website

Confederate Partisans
Dates:

November 6, 2014

Description:

The vast majority of Southerners who fought against the Union served in the standing armies. However, a number of men fought as partisans or guerrillas and had a large psychological impact during this war. These partisan units caused a great deal of destruction of Union property, tied up large numbers of Union troops, and at times crossed into criminal activity. Find out how these units came to be, how they fought, and their umpact on the war. (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Location:

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 386-8100
Website

Entrance Fee
10th Annual Echo Taps
Dates:

Description:

Brass musicians line Market and 2nd Street, each musician plays Taps twice in turn , passing the call from Mt Olivet Cemetery at 10:40pm to Memorial Park at 10:59am. The last bugler plays Taps to begin the ceremony at Memorial Park. Note: This is the only community in the US that honors its Veterans in this manner. This event is free to attend.

Location:

Market Street and 2nd Street
515 S Market St.
Frederick , MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 694-0829

Defense of McPherson's Ridge, July 1, 1863
Dates:

November 12, 2014

Description:

McPherson's Ridge, west of Gettysburg, PA was quiet farmland until Union and Confererate armies arrived. This ridge and the adjoining farms witnessed some of the worst fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg. Explore the history of the farms and the fighting on July 1, 1863 along this important ridge. Intructor: Phillip Muskett. (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Location:

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 386-8100
Website

Entrance Fee
Civil War in Middletown
Dates:

November 18

Description:

Steve Bockmilleer, local author, presents stories of Middletown's role during the Civil War.

Location:

Christ Reformed Church Chape
12 South Church St.
Middletown, MD 21769

Contact:

(301) 371-6410
Website

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