February 18, 2016 Meeting Featuring Dr. Brad Gottfried

February 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM
At the Church of Latter Day Saints, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Maryland.  The Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society will meet on February 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM.  A presentation will be given by Dr. Brad Gottfried on “The Civil War Comes to Charles County”.  Dr. Gottfried will talk about the Civil War and the effect it had on the residents and life in Charles County during the Civil War.
Dr. Gottfried is the President of the College of Southern Maryland and founder and current President of the Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable in Charles County.  His lifelong interest in the Civil War has lead to him to do a great deal of research on the Civil War.  He is also the author of nine books on the Civil War.  Gottfried has written “Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade,” “Roads to Gettysburg: Lee’s Invasion of the North, 1863,” “The Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg,” “Kearny’s Own: The History of the First New Jersey Brigade,” “The Artillery of Gettysburg,” “The Maps of First Bull Run: An Atlas of the First Bull Run (Manassas) Campaign, including the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, June-October 1861” and his newest, “The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2-20, 1862.”

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Rich Hill News


The following information was found in the December 9, 2015 issue of the Maryland Independent: The Charles County Historical Society was awarded a $6,500 grant Dec. 3 by Preservation Maryland to help with the interpretive planning of Rich Hill, the pre-antebellum house where John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice David E. Herold stopped during their escape two days after Booth fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln in ford’s Theatre in April 1865. The county also received a $750,000 bond bill from the state that will pay for the structural rehabilitation of Rich Hill. Though nothing is set in stone, ideally the Rich Hill house would be expanded to appear as it was in 1865, when Booth infamously knocked on the door. The Historical Society of Charles County will use the $6,500 it was awarded to hire Dean Krimmel, an interpretive planner, who will be tasked with figuring out the best way to tell the story of Rich Hill. “We’re mulling around about how to best tell this story,” said Mike Mazzeo Jr., vice president of the historical society. “We want to have exhibits that make people want to come back more than one time.”



The Charles County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in Charles County Maryland. Our purpose is to promote the collection, preservation and dissemination of genealogical information. We also hope to educate and assist those interested in researching their ancestry. Membership is open to anyone interested in genealogy.

We meet at 7:00PM, on the third Thursday of each month, except June, July and August. Our Meetings are held at the LDS Family History Center, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Charles County, Maryland.

For information regarding the Charles County Genealogical Society you may contact us by mail at P.O. Box 1537 White Plains, Md. 20695-1537 or by e-mail at ccmdgs@yahoo.com



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Cemetery Transcription Project

The Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society is proud to announce the publication of our Charles County Cemetery Transcription Project. This is a two volume set of over 800 pages, containing more than 19,300 entries for burials in Charles County Cemeteries. The supply of books printed have been sold out. For more information about the publication follow the link below.
Cemetery Transcription Project Publication

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