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Civil War center to co-sponsor September 8 event, ‘Remembering the Violence of Antietam’

ISSUED: 2 August 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War is partnering with Antietam National Battlefield and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College to sponsor “Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” a daylong program focusing on the culture of commemoration, violence, and memorialization that occurred after the Battle of Antietam. The program will take place on Saturday, September 8, beginning on Shepherd’s campus and ending at Antietam.

Morning lectures will take place from 9 a.m.-noon in Shepherd’s Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium. Participants will then be on their own for lunch before heading to the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center for the afternoon lectures, which will run from 1-4 p.m. All lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required for the morning programming. To register, email Jennifer Alarcon, Civil War center program assistant, at and indicate how many seats are needed.

Morning lectures at Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium include:

Afternoon lectures scheduled at Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center,
5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, Maryland, include:

For more information, call the George Tyler Moore Center at 304-876-5429.

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