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HISTORYtalks: Faces of Union Soldiers at Culp's Hill by Matt Borders & Joe Stahl

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HISTORYtalks: Faces of Union Soldiers at Culp's Hill by Matt Borders & Joe Stahl
HISTORYtalks: Faces of Union Soldiers at Culp's Hill by Matt Borders & Joe Stahl

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Dec 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

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Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: Faces of Union Soldiers at Culp's Hill by Matt Borders & Joe Stahl. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.


The sight of the longest period of fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg, the fighting at Culp's Hill stands out for holding the Federal right flank during those trying days in July. What of the men who fought the battle though? Who were they who held the breastworks and forced back repeated Confederate attacks? Join us as we dive into those who bore the battle, looking at who they were and what happened to them.

Matt Borders holds a BA in United States history from Michigan State University, as well as a MS in Historic Preservation, with a focus in Battlefield Interpretation from Eastern Michigan University. He has been a seasonal ranger at Antietam National Battlefield, the historian for the American Battlefield Protection Program, a certified battlefield guide at Antietam National Battlefield and is currently a ranger at Monocacy National Battlefield.

Joseph W. Stahl retired from the Institute for Defense Analyses where he authored or co-authored more that 50 reports on defense issues. Since his retirement he has become a volunteer and NPS Licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam and Harpers Ferry. He grew up in St. Louis. He received BS and MS degrees from Missouri University of Science And Technology and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians, Save Historic Antietam Foundation (SHAF), Hagerstown Civil War Roundtable and is co-author of the first book on ID discs Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War. He has spoken to various Civil War groups including the Northern Virginia Relic Hunters, South Mountain Coin and Relic Club, Rappahannock, York, Chambersburg, and Hagerstown Round Tables, Chambersburg Civil War Tours, SHAF and the NPS Antietam. In addition Joe has authored more that two dozen articles about items in his collections for the Gettysburg Magazine, the Washington Times Civil War Page, Manuscripts, America’s Civil War, Military Collector & Historian the Journal of the Company of Military Historians, the Civil War Historian and the Skirmish Line of the North-South Skirmish Association. Displays of items from of his collection have won awards at several Civil War shows.

He has been a member of the North-South Skirmish Association for more than 25 years and has shot Civil War era muskets, carbines and revolvers in both individual and team competitions.


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