Shepherdstown Battlefield Spring Fling Weekend on April 5 & 6/24

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Sponsored by the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association,
Historic Shepherdstown Museum, Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission,
and the Shepherdstown Opera House.

Battle of Shepherdstown History Talk

Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7 pm Shepherdstown Opera House

Author Thomas A. McGrath
Bay State Blood and Valor: Massachusetts at the Battle of Shepherdstown
Co-sponsored with the Historic Shepherdstown Museum and The Opera House

This is a great opportunity to learn about the dramatic and often overlooked actions of the 18th & 22nd Massachusetts in the fighting during the Battle of Shepherdstown. Reference: T.A. McGrath (2007) Shepherdstown: Last Clash of the Antietam Campaign.

Battle of Shepherdstown Clean-up Day

Saturday, April 6 from 9 am – noon at Riverside Park

Meet at the Riverside Park next to Boteler’s Cement Mill at River Road and Trough Road by 9 am. We will form 2 groups to clean up the Cement Mill (Union) and the Osbourn Farm (Confed-erate). At 11 am, competitive trash pickup by each group will converge at the crest of the fighting on Trough Road. Snacks and water will be available at lunch at the Osbourn Farm.

Battle of Shepherdstown Tour

Saturday, April 6 from 1 – 3 pm at the Osbourn Farmhouse lawn

Meet at the Farmhouse lawn at 1901 Trough Road by 12:30. Bring lunch or have light snacks. And be prepared for an epic Battlefield Tour by Professor McGrath. If you’ve ever thought about it, IT IS GO TIME to experience the battle. The Author for several hours, several miles and several hundred feet in elevation. Totally worth it! Dress appropriately.

See you April 5 and 6!
Reserve a spot by contacting the SBPA by text, 304-995-6975; email, [email protected]; mail, P.O. Box 1695, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; @;
Facebook @SBPA or just show up!

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