The Civil War in the Middletown Valley

On Friday evening, May 18th, at 7:30 pm the Myersville-Wolfsville Area Historical Society will sponsor a free PowerPoint presentation exploring the fateful events of the Civil War in the Middletown Valley. The lecture will focus in particular on the care of the wounded in the momentous battles of 1862.

The program is open to the public and will be followed by a social hour with refreshments. There is no charge.

On September 13, 1862, Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee marched into the Middletown Valley. They soon became engaged in fierce battles with George McClellan’s Union Army at South Mountain and Sharpsburg. There were enormous casualties and many churches and homes were turned into makeshift hospitals to treat the massive number of casualties.

Betsy Estilow, professor emeritus at Hood College and President of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, will speak about the momentous local hostilities in 1862, with emphasis on the care of the thousands of wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

The presentation will be held at 7:30pm at the Myersville Fire Hall, 301 Main Street, Myersville, Maryland.