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The War Came by Train
June 19 - 21, 2015

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The War Came by Train

We had an extraordinary conference in 2015, “The War Came by Train.” It was unique as it included a ride on a replica Civil War era train. We received great reviews about this Civil War seminar.

 

2015 Schedule
June 19- 21, 2015

Friday, June 19

1:15
 
2:00
  Dan Toomey- Baltimore & Ohio RR During the Civil
2:15
 
3:00
    Scott Mingus - Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition To The Susquehanna River, June 1863
3:15
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4:00
  Nick Picerno - "The Most Important Road in the Whole War" Protecting the B&O RR
4:00
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6:00
  Free Time
6:15
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7:00
  Reception:
7:00
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9:00
  Dinner

Saturday, June 20

        Ellicott City, Md. train station – the oldest surviving railroad station in America
        Relay House, Maryland the well-guarded launching point for many union troops for their trip south
        Camden Street Station
        President’s Street Station
        The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore- containing the largest collection of Civil war railroad equipment in the world including original Civil War period railroad locomotives and cars.

Sunday, June 21

 
  Depart to New Freedom, Pennsylvania and board the William H. Simpson #17, a faithful replica of the 1860 Civil War steam locomotive that carries Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now famous Gettysburg address. These same tracks carried Lincoln’s funeral train two years later. We will have a train car reserved for the Shenandoah Civil War Associates. On board, historian Scott Mingus, will talk about the local Civil War history and the railroad

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