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March McCauley Lecture

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

McCauley Lecture Series

March 2, 2020 @ 7 PM: “Cresap’s Rifles:  The Untold Story of the Riflemen Who Helped Save George Washington’s Army" presented by Champ Zumbrun

Through the eyes of Captain Michael Cresap, an extraordinary, formerly untold story tells of the invaluable contributions made by crack elite riflemen from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania who served as "George Washington's Continental Army Shock Troops."  These backwoods men, some from Hagerstown, marched to Boston to assist  Washington's army when they were at their weakest during the Siege of Boston in the summer of 1775. "Cresap's Rifles" remembers, appreciates, and celebrates these long forgotten riflemen men who helped change the course of American History and secured the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy today as Americans.  

Champ Zumbrun is a professional forester, a muscian, and songwriter, and author of  two books and many artices on forestry and forest conservation and history. He resides with his wife in Cumberland, Maryland.

This event is free to attend. For a complete list of lectures in this series, visit the McCauley Lecture page here