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
October 23, 2014
October 23, 2014
Diana Loski will be relating Gettysburg Vignettes she has come across during research for her magazine, The Gettysburg Experience.
Some of the people who will be discussed include Lieutenant Don Gordon from Georgia, and how a Confederate father and a Union doctor brought him home from Gettysburg. Don Gordon died after the battle on July 2, 1863, and asked his best friend and fellow Confederate soldier to see that he was buried at home. His journey back to Georgia is well worth telling. Another is the story of Colonel Samuel McCartney Jackson of the 30th Pennsylvania, his fight in the Wheatfield, and how his grandson, the actor James Stewart, was inspired by his grandfather’s courage at Gettysburg – and went on to become a brigadier general and fighter pilot during World War II. Still another is Nellie Aughinbaugh, a civilian that no one ever mentions. Her story of Gettysburg is one of the most vivid and humane ever recorded.
Did you know that Longstreet’s spy Harrison was NOT an actor, and actually did fight in a Mississippi regiment before being recruited as an agent – and after the war he disappeared for 27 years? He was ever elusive, but we have found him. His grave in Kentucky – but that’s not where he ended his days.
These stories and others are all part of my presentation – because the humanity is what we remember and learn from in the most trying of times.
Loski recently wrote the book A Gettysburg Collection, which includes some of the stories she will be talking about during her presentation. Copies will be available for purchase.
Diana Loski has been a published writer, specializing in history and biography, for twenty years. With eight ancestors who fought in the American Civil War (seven Union and one Confederate), she naturally has an intense interest in that conflict. One ancestor, Eli Frame of the 1st Kentucky Volunteer Regiment, was in attendance at Ford’s Theatre the night of the Lincoln assassination.
Diana served as a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park, from 1998-2006. She and her husband, Leonard, publish The Gettysburg Experience, a local Gettysburg magazine, from 1997 to the present.
She and her husband live just a few miles south of Little Round Top, in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. They have four children, and four grandchildren.
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.
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.
Hilda Koontz, Larry Korczyk, Dale Molina,Larry Plymire, Ron Rock, Don Sangirardi, and Cindy King (past President)
Next Board Meeting:
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.
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.
The CWRT Christmas Party is December 4
The Membership Christmas party will be held on Thursday, December 4th at the Dobbin House. Our entertainment will be supplied by the Susquehanna Travellers. The band's focus is the music of the American Civil War, but its repertoire includes traditional Irish and Appalachian music as well as original tunes. For more information on the Susquehanna Travellers, visit www.susquehannatravellers.com. For more information, check out the webpage. Please fill out and mail the Reservation Form by November 26.
I feel fortunate that as President of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable I get to participate behind-the-scenes at the inner workings of what makes this Roundtable so special. I am privileged to work closely with so many wonderful people, all of whom donate their time and
efforts to make our Roundtable the success it is.
Today I have two very special people in mind who contribute so much to our success, but who are not recognized nearly enough for their hard work. Perhaps you are fortunate, as I am, to know Dave and Linda Joswick personally, as they are wonderful people. Dave is responsible for putting together our newsletter every month
and Linda is in charge of our website. Two big jobs that mean oh so much to our organization!
In honor of all they have done for us in the past, and all they still do for us today, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to give
Dave and Linda Joswick a Lifetime Membership in the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable. We are fortunate to have them as part of the Roundtable family and are pleased to present this “thank you” to them. Thank you Dave and Linda for all you do for us!
November 20, 2014 Gail Stephens
December 4, 2014 Susquehanna Travellers
Annual members Christmas Party at the Dobbin House
January 22 Chuck Teague
The Harvest of Death: A Case of Battlefield Forensics
February 26 TBD
March 26 Scott Mingus
York County in the Gettysburg Campaign
April 23 Dennis Frye
Harper's Ferry in the Civil War
Field Trip to Harper's Ferry
May 28 Curt Gaul
Program Developments by the National Park Service
June 25 Tim Smith
Evergreen Cemetery and the Civil War
July 23 Rich Kohr
The 1922 Marine Encampment at Gettysburg
August 27 Wayne Motts and James Hessler
Sept 24 Tim Snyder
The C&O Canal in the Gettysburg Campaign
October 22 Brian McEnany and James Lewis
The March of the 2nd Corps to Gettysburg in June 1863
November 19 Philip Leigh
lntersectional Trade During the Civil War
Dec - Holiday Banquet Dr. Charlie Fennell
Civil War Armies in the Winter
Civil War Reenactments - Have you ever been looking online for that one civil war reenactment in that one area and just couldn't find it? Well we took your frustration and made it into an interactive map. hatsrcool.com/pages/civil-war-reenactments