ECW Weekender: Online Lectures from the Jacob Rohrbach Inn

The Jacob Rohrbach Inn in Sharpsburg, Maryland, hosts an annual summer lecture series, and this year has not been an exception. Just recently, they have started the option of gathering safely in person for the outdoor presentations, but for those of us who are far away or not ready to attend a gathering, there is an online option for some of the 2020 presentations via the Inn’s Facebook Page.

We’ve been featuring some online “weekender” options during the pandemic and this one seems like a great option for learning some in-depth Antietam history (while enjoying the comfort of your air-conditioning).

Here’s what’s been featured so far and there are links to the videos that have been released on Facebook:

June 3 – Gordon Dammann – “The Wounding of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr”

June 10 – Brad Gottfried – “Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of 1862 & 1863”

June 17 – Darin Wipperman – “Immortal Respect: Col. Henry Post and the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters in the Antietam Campaign”

June 24 – Alann Schimdt – “The Dunker Church”

July 1 – Jim Rosebrock – “Goodbye Captain” Artillery at the Burnside Bridge and Final Attack

July 8 – Sharon Murray – “The Long Gray Line of ’54”

July 15 – Richard P. D’Ambrisi – “Baseball in the Civil War”

And here’s what’s coming up in the next few weeks if you want to mark your calendar to watch for online content or take a little drive to attend in-person: (Check the Inn’s Facebook page since the schedule and location is subject to change)

July 22 – Laura Marfut – “Longstreet’s Attack on French’s Right.”

July 29 – Nigel Wainwright – “The Civil War and The World”

Aug 5 – Matt Borders – “The Loudoun Valley Campaign of 1862: McClellan’s Final Advance”

Aug 12 – Justin Mayhue – “Small Arms Weapons at Antietam”

Aug 19 – Alex Rossino – “A Very Personal Fight: Robert E. Lee’s Role on the Field at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862”

Aug 26 – John Schildt – “The ‘What Ifs’ of the Maryland Campaign”

Note: These outdoors programs will be held at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn on Wednesday evenings at 7:oo p.m. Even though those programs are outdoors, attending guests are to wear face coverings and to social distance as much as possible. Additional program details are available here.

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