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DEC 11

Civil War Lecture Series at the Farnsworth House with Tim Smith

Join us for a night of food, drinks, and a lot of history. Enjoy your dinner in Sweney's Tavern while Tim Smith gives a history lecture. For several years now, Tim has taught us about various topics at our Round Tables, and it has become a must-see event. Suggested $10.00 admission to attend plus the cost of your food. We hope to see you there.

The Bushwhacker: On June 23, 1863, a detachment of the 14th Virginia Cavalry was galloping along the Chambersburg Pike, west of Cashtown, in pursuit of Northern Militiamen. As the riders passed though a narrow defile at the base of Gallagher's Knob, a shot rang out from the woods nearby. A gray-clad soldier, slumped in his saddle, mortally wounded, the first Confederate soldier to die in Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign. The man who pulled the trigger was Henry Hahn, a local resident, who had under the influence of alcohol, boasted that he would shot the first Rebel he saw. Although he is said to have regretted his rash act for the rest of his life, history would forever remember him as “the Bushwhacker.” Join Licensed Battlefield Guide and Historian, Timothy H. Smith as he recounts the events surrounding was has become known as the incident on South Mountain, June 23, 1863.

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