Calendar of Events

Mark Dudrow – “Cole’s Cavalry”

Ongoing Opportunities

  • June 12 at 7 PM

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 letters and diaries of that company’s members. On Wednesday, June 12 Mark Dudrow will present “Cole’s Cavalry”. These outdoors programs will be held at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. To ensure adequate seating, please bring a chair. In case of inclement weather, lectures will be held at the Sharpsburg Christ Reformed Church of Christ. Parking is available on Main and Hall Streets. For updates and a full schedule of presenters & topics check the Jacob Rohrbach Inn's Facebook page.

Mark Dudrow lives with his wife, Sharon, in Summit Point, WV. He is retired from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Frederick County (Virginia) Fire and Rescue. He presently works part time as a firefighter at Summit Point Raceway. Mark has been interested in the Civil War since learning of his Great-Great Grandfather, Abraham Dern, serving in Cole's Cavalry. He has done, and continues to do much research on the subject. Mark recently wrote and had published a book on Company C of Cole's Cavalry entitled "The Keystone Rangers". It is a print on demand book through the Book Patch and can be ordered on line. Proceeds for the book go to the Shriver House in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. George Shriver served in Company C and died in Andersonville Prison. Mark and his horse "Eve" volunteer at Antietam Battlefield talking to visitors about the cavalry and the sacrifices of the horses. They also do many programs in Loudoun County for Tracey Gillespie and the Northern Virginia Park Authority. Mark continuously strives to promote the heritage of the Civil War.