Civil War history program set for April 20 at CCC

March 31, 2002

Carroll Community College and the Historical Society of Carroll County will hold their fifth annual "Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective" program from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 at the college.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and a welcome by historian Jay Graybeal. Concurrent workshops will be held at 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Registration is $25 for county residents and senior citizens age 60 and older, $30 for noncounty residents and $42 for out-of-state residents. Children ages 8 to 12 are admitted free with a registered adult and box lunches for them may be purchased.

Keynote speaker Ted Alexander, historian at Antietam National Battlefield, will discuss "Not a Sight Becoming a Country That Calls Itself Civilized," the impact of the Battle of Antietam on the Sharpsburg civilians.

Local and professional historians will lead these workshops:

10:45 a.m.: "The Maryland Campaign, 1862" by D. Scott Hartwig; "Reconsider the Evidence - The Finding of Special Order 191" by Gloria Baker Swift; and "The Roots of Civil War Music," a concert by Potomac Thunder.

1 p.m.: "The War Clouds of 1862 Over Carroll County, Md." by G. Thomas Legore; "Who Were Those People? - Anatomy of the Union Army" by Howard G. Lanham; and "Battle Archives" by R. Gregory Goodell.

2:15 p.m.: "Battles Remembered - The Antietam Campaign Centennial, 1962" by Jay Graybeal; "Carroll County Voices - At the Front and on the Home Front" by Hilda Koontz; and "Under the Yellow Flag" by Charles Earp.

Potomac Thunder will repeat its "Roots of Civil War Music" concert during lunch.

Advance registration is recommended; limited tickets may be available the day of the event.

Information: 410-386-8000.

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