Line Historical Society
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" Escaped from Harpers Ferry, captured at Mont Alto;
the misadventures of Captain John E. Cook. "

Presented by Todd Dorsett

May 18, 2023,  7:00pm
State Line Community Center
15841 Park Drive, State Line, PA

    Dorsett, a native of Waynesboro, PA , graduated from Waynesboro High School, Mount Saint Mary's University, and Wake Forest University School of Law. He has practiced law, worked in the hotel business, and has written, edited, and published a number of historical and genealogical publications. Todd currently serves as the Executive Director of the Antietam Historical Society and Vice President and Acting Superintendent of the Green Hill Cemetery Association.

Cook an impetuous man of privilege, went west to oppose 
pro-slavery settlers in Kansas. There Cook met abolitionist
John Bown, who made him a Lieutenant in the planning and
execution of the raid on Harpers Ferry, October 1859. When the
raid failed, Cook escaped northward but was captured at
Mont Alto Furnace. 

    Join us for an exciting program, followed with some tasty refreshments