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"The Cavalier's Ball"

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Lieutenant Hiram L. Hendley of Co. A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion with double barrel shotgun and Bowie knife credit: LOC/Flickr/Creative Commons

In September 1862, the Confederate Cavalry arrived in Urbana, Maryland, and though Federal troops were on their heels, they decided to hold a ball to celebrate.

Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program The Signal from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries. She taught audio production at Goucher College from 2002 – 2004 and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. The Weekly Reader is her latest project.