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Shepherdstown Battlefield Benefit Dinner and Book Signing!

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  • edunleavy921
    A $50 a plate dinner and book signing celebrating the publication of Shepherdstown: Last Clash of the Antietam Campaign - September 19-20, 1862 is being
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 6, 2007
      A $50 a plate dinner and book signing celebrating the publication of
      Shepherdstown: Last Clash of the Antietam Campaign - September 19-20,
      1862 is being sponsored by the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation
      Association Inc. (SBPA). The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel
      in Shepherdstown on December 13, 2007. The book signing will begin at
      6:30PM followed by dinner and presentations by the author, Historian
      Thomas McGrath and by Dr. Thomas Clemens, Historian, President of
      Save Historic Antietam Foundation, Inc, and Chairman the History
      Committee on the Board of Directors of SBPA. More details are
      available at SBPA's website: www.battleofshepherdstown.org

      Please be sure to book your dinner tickets by December 11th, paying
      either through the website using Paypal or by check. Thank you.


      About the book:

      The first full length account of the 1862 Civil War Battle of
      Shepherdstown has been published by Schroeder Publications of
      Lynchburg, Virginia.

      "Long overlooked by historians and visitors, the events that took
      place at Boteler's Ford on September 19 and 20, 1862 were critical to
      the outcome of the Maryland Campaign. This study, for the first time
      examines in detail the fighting along the Potomac, and places it into
      the context of the campaign. Long overdue for a detailed study, the
      events, both heroic and tragic, show that a real battle took place at
      Shepherdstown. In fact, in terms of troops engaged and the number of
      killed and wounded, it was the largest battle in what is now the
      state of West Virginia."
      -Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, President, Save Historic Antietam
      Foundation, Inc.

      "The book has more than 80 related photos, illustrations and maps. It
      is a fine tribute to the soldiers both North and South that tramped
      and fought at Shepherdstown, taking the reader back to the days where
      combatants struggled on the banks and bluffs of the Potomac."
      -Patrick A. Schroeder, Publisher

      The account of the battle was written by Thomas A. McGrath, a
      historian from New York State who teaches at North Country College.
      McGrath became interested in the battle after learning of it while
      camping along the C&O Canal in the early 1990's. The book took almost
      ten years of research and writing. McGrath's other published work is:
      Maryland September: True Stories from the Antietam Campaign, (Thomas
      Publications, 1997). McGrath is on the Board of Trustees of the
      Ticonderoga Historical Society and serves as the Society's
      historian/interpreter. He lives in Putnam Station, NY with his wife
      and daughter.

      About SBPA:

      SBPA was established in 2004 to save and preserve what is left of the
      site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown. The battle took place on
      approximately 600 acres from the Potomac River to about 1 ½ miles
      south. Approximately half the site has been developed. The remainder
      of the site is relatively pristine and is not much different than it
      was in 1862. Members of SBPA have already saved, through conservation
      easements, 84 acres of the battlefield site.
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