Current Activities Update


On Sunday, December 3, Battlefield Board Member Kevin Pawlak is conducting a group tour of the battlefield to include the Osbourn Farm and the Cement Mill.  Great job getting the word out Kevin!

On Saturday, December 2 from 11 am to 3 pm, the SBPA will have a display table in the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War during their Holiday Celebration.  We will have maps, battle details, artifacts, books, merchandise and more.  Please stop by and say hello. 


On Wednesday, November 29, SBPA President Dr. Mike Nickerson attended the Historic Shepherdstown Speaker Series lecture about historic aspects of Shepherdstown Building architecture.  The talk was given in the Byrd Auditorium on the Shepherd University campus and was co-sponsored by the Historic Landmarks Commission and the Shepherdstown Museum, both battlefield supporters.  The discussion about historic preservation of buildings was pertinent to preservation of Osbourn Farm buildings among other relevant issues.

On Tuesday, November 28, Mike Nickerson led another tour of guests from Long Island on a portion of the Maryland Campaign of 1862.  We started in Bolivar at Stonewall Jackson’s Artillery battery and continued into Harpers Ferry, where the strategic importance of Maryland and Loudon Heights was noted.  We went to Antietam where we toured the newly renovated Visitors Center and the battlefield.  BTW, great job in the film Dr. Tom Clemens!  Lastly, we stopped at the C&O canal, Ferry Hill, the Cement Mill and the Osbourn Farm.  It was a great day experiencing the 1862 Maryland Campaign with some enthusiastic and appreciative guests.

On Monday, November 27, SBPA President Dr. Mike Nickerson gave an ‘inside the battlefield’ tour to a guest from Georgia, hosted by battlefield supporter Sharon Capriotti.  We toured about 12 of the sites that will be highlighted in the upcoming SBPA pamphlet that is a self-guided tour of the battlefield.  He was a real enthusiast for our battle and greatly enjoyed the outing.  Good to meet you Ned!