February 13, 2023
The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2023 at 7:00pm at The Maryland Veterans Museum, 11000 Crain Highway North, Newburg, MD 20664.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Bradley Gottfried
The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table will present a unique program that visualizes the Battle of Antietam by closely examining the panoramic Antietam paintings of Capt. James Hope.
Hope was a landscape painter who helped organize and then command a company in the 2nd Vermont Infantry. The regiment was positioned on the Antietam battlefield in a reserve role. Although Capt. Hope saw action on many battlefields, Antietam haunted him. After a trip to the battlefield to attend a reunion in the 1880’s, Hope returned to his studio and created five panoramic paintings of the battle.
Bradley and Linda Gottfried have studied these paintings and created a book of them. In this presentation, they will review the action at Antietam using Hope’s paintings. Their approach of zooming in on each painting shows unique aspects of the battle.
As usual, attendance is free, but membership is encouraged. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.