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“Antietam Shadows” – Frederick County Civil War Round Table
September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT| Free for FCCWRT Members $5 Suggested Donation for Non-Members
Be prepared to have everything you thought you knew about Antietam and the Maryland Campaign turned upside down by Dennis Frye and his new book – “Antietam Shadows”
Dennis Frye is known for challenging convention and sparking provocation. His newest book, “Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination” turns inside out and upside down what you know about Antietam and the first invasion of the North. Dennis establishes his theme with the first line of his book: “What is history but a fable agreed upon.” Dennis’ provocation is certain to generate debate and conversation. Join the Frederick County Civil War Round Table at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as we discover “Antietam Shadows” from one of the nation’s most enlightening and entertaining Civil War historians.
The museum doors open at 6:30 PM and the presentation beings at 6:45 PM. The presentation is free for FCCWRT members and a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
Dennis E. Frye recently retired from the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry, where he served for more than three decades – 20 years as Chief Historian. While with the NPS, Dennis earned the Department of Interior’s “Distinguished Service Award,” the highest honor of the department. Dennis also received the American Battlefield Trust’s highest honor, the “Shelby Foote Award,” and was awarded the “Nevins-Freeman Award” by the Chicago Civil War Round Table for his years of scholarship and his national leadership role in battlefield preservation. Dennis is a founder of today’s American Battlefields Trust (formerly Civil War Trust) and a co-founder of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. Dennis has authored 10 books and 101 articles, writing for every major Civil War publication; He is also a tour guide, leading programs for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and the New York Times, as well as universities and Civil War organizations around the country. Dennis has appeared on PBS, the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, A&E, Fox News, CSPAN and Voice of America. Dennis is a native of the Antietam/Harpers Ferry area, and he and his wife Sylvia have restored and reside in the post-Antietam headquarters of General Burnside, where President Lincoln met with Burnside.