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October McCauley Lecture

Image of historic railroad line with train cars

Fletcher Branch Library
Community Room 308/309
100 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-3250 ext 350

McCauley Lecture Series

October 7, 2019 @ 7 PM: “Action Along the Track: The Civil War on the B & O’s Upper Potomac Line Part I: Harpers Ferry to Great Cacapon"

November 4, 2019 @ 7 PM: “Action Along the Track: The Civil War on the B & O’s Upper Potomac Line Part II: Paw Paw to Rowlesburg” 

In October, Steve French 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.

This event is free to attend. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. For a complete list of lectures in this series, visit the McCauley Lecture page here