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Celebrating The Civil War and Other Military History

Release Date: 12/11/2008

Contact: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

                                                                                                                                   CELEBRATING THE CIVIL WAR AND OTHER MILITARY HISTORY


Westminster, Md., December 11, 2008 - Take a step back in time and revisit the Civil War and other historic American wars. Spend a whole day at the 12th Annual Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective event, or sign up for a shorter class to focus in on specific events. Did you know 2009 marks the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln? Take a class and brush up on your history!

Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective
Join us for the 12th year of this one-day event that focuses on various aspects of the Civil War and its impact on the region. An all new program presented by local and professional historians promises an interesting and exciting day. Displays, exhibits and books will be available for browsing and period music for atmosphere.
Cost: $35 (MD Senior Adults: $35)
Course #: PDE-665-A4
Sat., Apr. 4, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Washington Road Campus, Great Hall

Antietam: The Bloodiest Single Day
Antietam or Sharpsburg has always been recognized for its horror and bloodshed, but the battle has a far greater significance. Examines the battle itself, and then delve into the consequences of this fight by assessing the military and political aspects of this battle. The impact of Antietam goes far beyond such important events as the Emancipation Proclamation and the loss of life. Learn how this battle reverberates even to the present day! Instructor: David Booz
Cost: $30 (MD Senior Adults: $30)
Course #: XXZ-547-A3
Thu., Mar. 5, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. L287

David Booz is a passionate educator and Civil War historian of 34 years, sought after consultant on numerous Civil War TV and movie projects and local Civil War activist. He makes this War come alive in the classroom.

Lincoln & Davis: Two American Presidents
Both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis were born in Kentucky, but then they grew apart, each reaching the highest office in a divided land. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of the two men in terms of their personalities, use of political power, ability to inspire people, ability to handle advisers and their Congresses, and military and diplomatic strategies for winning the war. Learn more about both, and decide how important each was in determining the outcome of America's bloodiest conflict. Instructor: Dr. Robert Young
Cost: $95 (MD Senior Adults: $25)
Course #: PDE-060-A4
Tue., Apr. 14 - May 5, 6:00 - 8:45 PM (4 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. M157

Dr. Robert Young, a favorite credit history professor at the college for 12 years, is the author of "Senator James Murray Mason: Defender of the Old South." He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a northerner, with a southern specialty at The University of Maryland. He earned a PhD in American Diplomatic History.  Dr. Young brings a unique perspective and understanding of the Civil War that he loves to share with his students.

The Common Soldier
A new view of four historical American wars! YOU are there in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and II through the eyes of the common soldier. Enjoy handling many original and reproduction military artifacts from the Major Frederick C. Maisel Jr. Memorial Collection as you see the officers, rations, pay, medical care, weapons, equipment, uniforms, strategies, morale and more in a new way. Instructor: Butch Maisel
Cost: $66 (MD Senior Adults: $66)
Course #: PDE-026-A4
Tue., Jun. 3 - 24, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (4 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. M157

Butch Maisel, a teacher-extraordinaire with over 28 year's experience, is a passionate and committed researcher, collector, exhibitor and curator who has built his own amazing military museum collection. He literally shares his love of all things military so that you can see, touch and smell the real McCoy!

To register, call Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 or go to

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