CWT Presents Scott Mingus: Targeted Tracks Presentation WATCH NOW!

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Watch CivilWarTalk Presents Now:
Scott Mingus
author of
Targeted Tracks:
The Cumberland Valley Railroad
in the Civil War, 1861-1865



In A Live Video Presentation
Recorded on Wed, Nov 4 on ZOOM
Watch Now!
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Scott Mingus, a scientist and consultant in the global pulp & paper industry, holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels. The Ohio native graduated from the Paper Science & Engineering program at Miami University. He has written 19 Civil War and Underground Railroad books. His biography Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith won multiple awards, including the Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Award for Confederate history. He has also written articles for many publications including Gettysburg Magazine.

The Civil War was the first conflict in which railroads played a major role. Although much has been written about their role in general, little has been written about specific lines. The Cumberland Valley Railroad, for example, played an important strategic role by connecting Hagerstown, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Its location enhanced its importance during some of the Civil War’s most critical campaigns. Despite the line’s significance to the Union war effort, its remarkable story remains little known. The publication of Targeted Tracks: The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865, by Scott L. Mingus Sr. and Cooper H. Wingert, rectifies that oversight.
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Attention all members of CivilWarTalk! It's time to register for the presentation with Scott Mingus on Wednesday, November 4 at 8:30 pm EST. You've been asking for a program on railroads in the Civil War and Scott's presentation will not disappoint.

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Just a little less than an hour before Scott Mingus is live. If you havent already registered, it's not too late!

Register now and join us on Zoom at 8:30 pm EST. Hope to see you there!
 
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Having hiked the A T in northern VA to just past Duncannon, PA, I am now learning the immense C W history of the area.
That was a really great presentation, wonderfully illustrated. I also got a degree from Miami University in Ohio, Scott.
Amazing how interests intersect.

Paul
Go Red Hawks! They won their much-belated football opening game tonight. Thanks for the kind words!
 
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