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'Cavalry Operations in the Maryland Campaign' topic of speech at Antietam National Battlefield

June 10, 2012

“Cavalry Operations in the Maryland Campaign” is the topic Antietam National Battlefield Historian Ted Alexander’s talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the park’s visitor center.

During the Maryland Campaign of 1862, the mounted arms of Union and Confederate forces were in a period of transition. Although cavalry played a limited tactical role in most Civil War battles, Alexander will point out how mounted troops played an important role in some aspects of the Battle of Antietam.

Alexander will also discuss the role of the cavalry in the campaign, including the battles of South Mountain and Shepherdstown, as well as Stuart’s Chambersburg Raid.

The doors to the visitor center will open at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the event.

For more information, call 301-432-5124.

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