Wed, Nov 15|
HISTORYtalks: "Men & Horses Fell Around Me Like Ten-Pins" The Battle of Dranesville Dec. 20, 1861 by Ryan Quint
Time & Location
Nov 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: “Men & Horses Fell Around Me like Ten-Pins”: The Battle of Dranesville, December 20, 1861 by Ryan Quint. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
This talk examines the little-known battle of Dranesville that took place in the closing days of the war’s first year. A Federal victory at the end of an otherwise atrocious 1861, the battle of Dranesville buoyed Union morale and embarrassed J.E.B. Stuart. The talk provides the backdrop of why the battle was fought, and examines some of the stories of those who found themselves locked in combat.
Ryan Quint, a native of Maine, moved to Virginia to attend college. He graduated with a degree in History from the University of Mary Washington. Ryan has worked for a number of public history museums, including the George Washington Foundation and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and with the National Park Service. His first book, Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, was published as part of the Emerging Civil War Series and is in its second edition printing. Ryan is now working on a book regarding the battle of Dranesville.