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Action Along the Track: The Civil War on the B&O's Upper Potomac Line - Part 1: Harpers Ferry to Great Cacapon

Ongoing Opportunities

  • October 7 at 7 PM

Part 1: This Robert H. McCauley Historical Lecture will focus on numerous successful Confederate efforts to disrupt traffic along this section of line. Discussions of events will include Stonewall Jackson's forays on Harpers Ferry, Martinsburg and Hancock, plus the July 3, 1864, Battle of North Mountain Depot, Harry Gilmor's Brown's Shop Express West holdup and Mosby's Greenback Raid.

A Hedgesville, WV native, Steve French is a nationally recognized expert on Confederate guerrilla warfare in the eastern-theatre. He is the author of multiple award-winning books including Imboden's Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign, Rebel Chronicles: Raiders, Scouts and Train Robbers of the Upper-Potomac, and the recently released, Phantoms of the South Fork: Captain McNeill and his Rangers. The author of more than 100 historical articles, his stories have appeared in numerous publications including The Washington Times, Gettysburg Magazine, and Crossfire: The Magazine of the American Civil War Round Table U.K. French's writing awards include the 2008 Bachelder-Coddington Award, the 2009 Gettysburg Civil War Round Table Book Award, the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, and the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table's 2016 Henry Kyd Douglas Award. He is the current President of the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table.

(Image: Remains of B&O Express West destroyed in Mosby's Greenback Raid.)