Antietam Battlefield Guide Program: Hood’s Division and the Union Right Flank
July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT| Pay-What-You-Please
Learn about some of the heaviest fighting at the Battle of Antietam at the infamous Cornfield.
On Saturday, July 11th at 2:00 PM at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam Battlefield Guide Antietam Battlefield Guide Gary Rohrer will examine Confederate General John Bell Hood’s Division and its attack on the Union Right Flank on the morning of September 17.
During the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General John Bell Hood’s two brigades fought at the infamous cornfield and suffered heavy casualties. Gary Rohrer will examine the fighting Hood’s men participated in, its approximate duration, how his nine regiments were deployed and what effect it had on the Union right, particularly Union General Joseph Hooker’s I Corps.
The presentation begins in the Pry Barn at 2:00 PM and is a pay-what-you-please event. There is a $3.00 suggested donation to tour the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. Members access events and tours for FREE. The Pry House is open from 11 AM to 5 PM Friday through Sunday.
Gary Rohrer’s professional career spanned 34 years in the public works arena as a registered professional engineer with extensive experience in the restoration and preservation of historic 19th century transportation structures such as wooden covered bridges, wrought iron truss structures, & stone arch bridges. He spent the last 20 years of his career in the roll of Washington County’s first Public Works Director. Upon his retirement, he became involved as a Battlefield Ambassador became certified as an Antietam Battlefield Guide. In 2013, he became one of the first four guides ever certified by the NPS as a Battlefield Guide at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park for the 1862 Maryland Campaign. Gary has led hundreds of tours with clients ranging from the very young to the very seasoned students of the battle including retired officers of flag rank, college professors and their students. Today, Gary is a member of the Washington County Historic District Commission and Save Historic Antietam Foundation (SHAF). He resides near Boonsboro, MD with his family. He is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.