Please join the Harrisburg and Hershey Civil War Round Tables on Saturday, May 2, 2020 as we visit Sharpsburg, Maryland, the site of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single-day battle of the Civil War. On September 17, 1862, General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Major General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac faced off on the banks of Antietam Creek. Their armies suffered more than 23,000 casualties. The battle curtailed Lee’s first invasion of the north, and laid the groundwork for Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which turned the war to save the Union into a war to set men free.
OUR GUIDE: Dennis E. Frye recently retired as Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, serving in that position for 20 years and earning the Department of Interior's highest honor, the "Distinguished Service Award." Dennis has authored 11 books and 104 articles. Dennis is a nationally known preservationist, having served as a co-founder and past president of both the Civil War Trust and the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. Dennis is a tour guide in demand, leading programs for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, TheNew York Times, and dozens of universities and Civil War organizations. Dennis also has made frequent national television appearances, including on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, C-SPAN, A&E, Fox News and Voice of America, and he has helped produce Emmy Award-winning programs on John Brown and Antietam. Dennis has addressed more than 150 Civil War Round Tables during his 40 years as a lecturer and battlefield guide.
The price of this field trip is $95.00 per person. This includes round-trip motor-coach transportation from Hummelstown’s Lower Dauphin High School at 7:00 AM and the Camp Hill Radisson Hotel at 7:30 AM, driver tip, lunch, guide honoraria and entrance fees.