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2nd Saturday Civil War Series: Western Pennsylvania in the Maryland Campaign with Matt Borders

September 14 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

In Person in the Lincoln Gallery at ACFL&MH!

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Prior to the Conscription Act of 1863, Pennsylvania was largest contributor to the Federal war effort in terms of manpower. There are few better examples of this than the 1862 Maryland Campaign. Pennsylvania put 81 different regiments or batteries into the field for the Maryland Campaign and organized thousands of militia on the home front in anticipation of a potential invasion.

Western Pennsylvania had a huge role to play in this effort. Fully 20 different Pennsylvania units that fought with the Army of the Potomac during the Maryland Campaign were either entirely or partially from Western Pennsylvania. Join us as we investigate the participation of Western Pennsylvania in the Maryland Campaign, where they fought and who they fought with.

A graduate of Michigan State and Eastern Michigan University, Matthew Borders holds a BA in United States History with a focus in the American Civil War and a MS in Historic Preservation. Following graduation he taught at Kalamazoo Valley Community College before accepting a position with the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program. He worked as the historian for the ABPP for six years, during which time he became a certified battlefield guide at Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historic Site. He is also the President of the Frederick County Civil War Round Table and a founding member of the Antietam Institute.

Currently, Matthew is a Park Ranger at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland. He, along with fellow guide, Joe Stahl, have published four books in their Faces of Union Soldiers series. These works look at Federal soldiers at a variety of battles, their stories and their regiments.

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