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Sharpsburg Founder's Day Celebration- The Sharpsburg Rifles

  • July 7 at 2:30 PM

As part of the Sharpsburg Founder's Day Celebration, local historian and author, Timothy R. Snyder will talk on “The Sharpsburg Rifles” , the local militia company. The talk will include a discussion on the formation of the Sharpsburg Rifles in the aftermath of the John Brown raid, their activity protecting local communities in the early days of the Civil War, and the enrollment of many of them in the First Potomac Home Brigade, including their captain, Roger Ellsworth Cook, who, by the end of the war, would command the regiment.