Welcome to the Civil War Roundtable of Gettysburg. "The most important Roundtable, in the most important small town, at the most important battlefield, in the most important country in the world." —Joe Mieczkowski, past president


July 24, 2014


Private Evening With The Painting

Sue Boardman

July 24, 2014

paintingJoin the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform for an exclusive private “after-hours” program. Visitors will explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and in particular the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presentation will include a discussion of the massive multi-year conservation effort of our country’s largest painting. The painting concludes with extended time on the platform to view the painting in full light and a journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. Cameras are permitted during this program only.

This fascinating evening will run from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. You must pre-register for this event before July 8th.

Sue Boardman is the Leadership Program Associate Director, LBG, and Research Historian for the Gettysburg Cyclorama Conservation Project.

SueBoardmanSue is a native of Danville, PA. She graduated with honors from Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing and Pennsylvania State University. Sue worked as an emergency department nurse for 23 years. In 2000, she became a Licensed Battlefield Guide and received the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Guiding in 2005 and 2006. In 2002, Sue joined the Gettysburg Foundation’s Museum Design Team during the project to build the new museum and visitor center complex. Her responsibilities included identifying images for museum exhibits, identifying artifacts in partnering repositories and assisted in refining the museum script. Beginning in 2004, she served as historical consultant for the Gettysburg Foundation.

From 2005 to 2008, Sue served as research historian for the Gettysburg Cyclorama conservation project. She authored the book The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama: A History and Guide. Sue has also published the book Elizabeth Thorn: Wartime Caretaker of Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery and several articles on the history of the American Civil War cycloramas.

In 2007, Sue developed the Gettysburg Foundation’s leadership program In the Footsteps of Leaders. She currently serves as Leadership Program Associate Director, and has led leadership tours for corporate, nonprofit, government and educational groups.

Our meetings are the Fourth Thursday of each month.

From September to May, we meet at the GAR Building, 53 East Middle Street. Light refreshments and conversation starting at 7 pm, the program starting at 7:30. Our summer meetings are in the field starting at 6:00 p.m. Please note the meeting location of each meeting.

Whenever treacherous weather is predicted, the CWRT President and Vice President shall determine by noon on that day whether the program should be canceled or not. Announcements will be made on ESPN Radio 1320 AM and WGTY 107.7 FM.

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Kendra Debany ..................................President

Roger Heller ...........................................Vice President

Lynn Heller .............................................Secretary

Linda Seamon.........................................Membership Secretary

JoyceAnn Deal ........................................Treasurer

Linda Joswick .........................................Webmaster

Dave Joswick...........................................Newsletter Editor









Hilda Koontz, Larry Korczyk, Dale Molina,Larry Plymire, Ron Rock, Don Sangirardi, and Cindy King (past President)

Next Board Meeting:

Board Meetings are open to all members. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm in the back room at the Avenue Restaurant. If you would like to eat before the meeting, please arrive by 6:00 pm. Board meetings are the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. The July meeting will be on July 17, 2014.



Plaque Committee:
Reviews and places plaques on buildings that existed during the Battle in Adams County. For information or an application, contact Cindy King.

Book Award Committee:
Review books for the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable Book Award.

Field Trip Committee:
Plan future trips for the members of the Civil War Roundtable.

If you are interested in more information, or joining, one the committees, please contact any Officer or Board Member.


First Doucette Achievement Award Winner Announced

The Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable presented the first winner of the Cal Doucette Achievement Award, and she is Joan Pore of Gettysburg. To see picture of the presentation at the April CWRT meeting, click here.


It’s hard to believe it’s already been one year since the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Happy 151st!

I just wanted to remind you all of a few things now that we are out in the field again for our summer programs. Our meetings start at 6:00 p.m. at different locations around the battlefield. If the weather looks inclement at our scheduled meeting time we will be moving the program indoors to the G.A.R. Hall. We will move the program indoors not only if there are thunderstorms/rain in the area, but also if the temperature is excessively hot and humid on the day of our program.

We won’t have to worry about either of these weather-related issues for our July meeting, as we will be enjoying “An Evening with the Painting” at the Cyclorama and Visitor’s Center. If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to pre-register for this event!

For our August program we will be welcoming back Carol Reardon who will be presenting her program on Hancock’s Defense. We will be meeting at the old Cyclorama parking lot and gathering at the Maryland monument.

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far! See you out on the field!

- Kendra


August 28, 2014
Carol Reardon
Hancock’s Defense


September 25, 2014
Eric Buckland
Mosbys Raiders


October 23, 2014
Diana Loski
Civilians - Gettysburg


November 20, 2014
Gail Stephens


December 4, 2014
Susquehanna Travellers
Annual members Christmas Party at Dobfin House




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Western North Carolina Civil War Roundtable

Per a note from Carrie Kirkman: "WNCCWRT was formed in 1997 by  history professor Emeritus Dr. Max Williams of Western Carolina University and Dr. Peter Carmichael Professor of history at Western and now at the Civil War Institute in Gettysburg. We were so fortunate to have Max and Peter who realized the interest in this area and were able to establish an organization which remains vibrant to this day.

"I think if you will visit our website, you will be favorably impressed with the quality of speakers we have been able to bring to western North Carolina and the activies we provide." Thank you for the link, Carrie. By the way, it is a very nice site!

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