Invitation for South Mountain Battlefield Tour on October 26

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George Franks sends us this invite concerning a tour of the South Mountain Battlefield tour being offered by the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table.

I know this is a long distance away, but we are hosting a tour on October 26, a Saturday. It will be run by the Hagerstown Civil War Roundtable. If any of your members are interested please contact me. See below. George Franks

The Hagerstown Civil War Round Table will sponsor a tour of the South Mountain Battlefield.  This program will explore the events that caused Robert E. Lee to reconsider his plans for the continued 1862 Maryland Campaign and to concentrate his army at Sharpsburg, thus setting the stage for the Battle of Antietam three days later.  We will visit Turner's, Fox's, and Crampton's Gaps, examine the terrain, and discuss the situation on the night of September 13, the major combat on September 14, and the far reaching consequences of the battle.  Updates on battlefield preservation and newly acquired property will also be provided.

George Franks [mailto:gffranks3@yahoo.com

Click here for overview from Civil War Trust on this battle