South Dorchester Folk Museum
Presents “Disagreeable” and “Jolly” Times: Another Look at the Dorchester Volunteers in the Civil War Speaker: Phillip Hesser
When the sons of Dorchester joined the 1st Regiment of Eastern Shore Volunteers to serve in Maryland as a home guard during the Civil War, they got a lot more than they bargained for: a transfer to Camp Wallace in Salisbury, an epidemic of black measles, a taste of high technology, and orders to serve beyond Maryland’s borders – from Virginia to Pennsylvania.
Join us on March 4, when Phillip Hesser follows up on his talk last August and recounts the circumstances that brought the 1st Regiment to Salisbury and what led them to Virginia’s Eastern Shore, where some of Dorset’s boys originally served in the Old Dominion, but later refused to leave the Old Line State for a second deployment.
Phillip Hesser, Ph.D., teaches history at Salisbury University and progs through the land, life, and livelihood of the Eastern Shore past with special attention to South Dorchester. When he is not sleuthing, he can be found distance-running and putting his pint-sized pooches, Marshall and Bayly through their paces.
The South Dorchester Folk Museum (SDFM), in cooperation with the Dorchester County Historical Society, presents this free program in its Lecture Series about Local History. For information about this program or the SDFM, call 410-228-6175 or email Phil Hesser at email@example.com. The public is warmly invited to attend. Reservations are not needed.