‘Civil War Comes to Southern Maryland’

CSM President Leads Free Lecture Jan. 19

Civil War Comes to Southern Maryland. 7 p.m., Jan. 19, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, author of eight Civil War books, will present “Civil War Comes to Southern Maryland,” on how the region played an active role in the war although no actual battles were fought on Southern Maryland soil. Gottfried will discuss Federal troops being deployed in the region, smuggling activities, recruitment and training of troops here, and imprisonment of citizens. After the talk, Gottfried will lead a discussion on the desirability of forming a Southern Maryland Civil War roundtable. Free. Contact Judy Schroeder, 301-934-7627, JudyS@csmd.edu.