Musters – Events

The First Defenders meet at 6:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. Meetings include dinner and a speaker who may be a guest or a member. Meetings are currently held at The Inn at Reading. A book raffle is held each month with all proceeds donated to battlefield preservation. Guests and new members are welcome. Space is limited in the restaurant, so please contact a board member or the First Defenders by email (see the Regimental Staff page).


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Join us for our monthly meeting!

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 6:30PM
Location: The Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610

While not as well known as Mosby’s Rangers, John Hanson McNeill and his band of irregulars caused the Union military (and the Baltimore Railroad) no small amount of fits. And, while the more illustrious Mosby had one captured general to his credit, “Hanse” McNeill would capture two! This will be an excellent presentation on a subject long overdue for some improved public relations that you won’t want to miss! Steve will have several of his books available for purchase, too.

Steve French, a middle school history teacher in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is the author of several Civil War books including Imboden's Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign, for which he received the 2008 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award and the 2009 Civil War Round Table of Gettysburg Book Award. His most recent book is Rebel Chronicles: Raiders, Scouts, and Train Robbers of the Potomac. French has written over 70 Civil War articles and numerous book reviews that have appeared in such publications as The Washington Times, Gettysburg Magazine and North & South Magazine.

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