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York Civil War Roundtable

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York PA

Sep 20 2023
York Civil War Roundtable

York County History Center and York Civil War Roundtable welcome Matthew Borders.

 Please join us 0n September 20, 2023 for Matthew Borders who will present “The Gamble of 1862: The Maryland Campaign.”

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The York CWRT will have a table with discount books for sale as a fundraiser for future meetings and activities. There are many Gettysburg titles, as well as biographies, battle studies, tour guides, collector books, and so much more.

Park Ranger Matt Borders presentation will be on the 1862 Maryland Campaign, the first Confederate Invasion of the North. By looking at all of the major players involved and the outcomes of the fighting it is hoped that this presentation will challenge some of the traditional interpretations of the campaign while highlighting this period as a major turning point in the war.

Matthew Borders currently 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, including their most recent work, “Faces of Union Soldiers at Culp’s Hill: Gettysburg’s Critical Defense.” 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 an 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 President of the Frederick County Civil War Round Table and a founding member of the Antietam Institute.


The program is free but registration is recommended.

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