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


June 22, 2017


Candy’s Brigade During the Battle of Gettysburg

Sue Boardman

Col. Charles Candy’s Brigade, as part of Geary’s Division of the al right flank at Gettysburg. This tour will follow them from their arrival at Gettysburg late in the afternoon of July 1, through their unfortunate misstep on evening of July 2, and conclude with their redemption as a vital part of the repulse of Stuart’s Brigade on Lower Culp’s Hill on July 3. The perspective will be through the accounts left by members of the 147th PVI.

“On page four is a map of landmarks that I would like participants to drive by before we meet in the saddle between upper and lower Culp’s Hill at 6 PM. Most folks already are familiar with most or all of them but a refresher would be good. We won’t have time to visit these places on the tour since we are all driving separately but they provide important context for our discussion on Culp’s Hill.”

Sue Boardman, a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide since 2001, currently serves as the Leadership Program Director for the Gettysburg Foundation. Her program, In the Footsteps of Leaders has been well-received by corporate, non-profit and educational groups.

She is a two-time recipient of the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Guiding. Beginning in 2004, Sue served as historical consultant for the Gettysburg Foundation for the new museum project as well as for the massive project to conserve and restore the Gettysburg cyclorama. She has authored books and articles on the history of the Cyclorama and other Civil War topics; her articles have been published in several Civil War journals.

Sue is a native of Danville, PA and an Honors Graduate from Penn State/Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing. A 23 year career as an ER nurse preceded her career at Gettysburg. Sue served as President of the historic Evergreen Cemetery Association as well as adjunct instuctor for Harrisburg Area Community College and Susquehanna University.

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 6:30 pm, the program starting at 7.

Whenever severe weather is predicted, program information can be found on the roundtable website and Facebook page after 3 PM or you can call Lynn at 717-398-2072.

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Lynn Heller .............................................President

Kendra Debaney.....................................Vice President

Eleanor Cingire Bilz...........................Recording Secretary

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

David Diner...................................................Treasurer

Roger Heller .......................................Program Director

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Ellie Cingire Bilz, David Diner, Fred Hawthorne, Lynn Heller, Roger Heller, Hilda Koontz, Dale Molina, Larry Plymire, Ron Rock, Linda Seamon, Kendra Debany (past president)

Next Board Meeting:

Board Meetings are open to all members. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm at Perkins Restaurant in Gettysburg. 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.

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

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.


Gettysburg CWRT New Meeting Time in September

The meeting time, starting in September at the GAR Hall, will be a half hour earlier; the refreshments will be out at 6:30 and the meetings will start at 7:00 p.m.

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Always an exciting time for Gettysburg and for our Roundtable. Saturday, May 20 is our annual field trip – this year the much anticipated visit to Antietam with Dr. Carol Reardon. Please bring your copy of Field Guide to Antietam with you. We end our indoor season on May 25th with a very compelling presentation Marching Home by Dr. Brian Jordan.

Your dues are at work providing you with three free outdoor “battlefield strolls” led by world class historians – LBG Sue Boardman, Rangers Caitlin Kostic Brown, and John Hoptak. Three spectacular advantages of being a roundtable member!

As a result of our elections held in April, we thank Larry Korczyk for his three years of service on the Board, and welcome Fred Hawthorne as he steps into that seat. Thanks to the rest of the Board for renewing and continuing to contribute their time, knowledge, and good humor. Our Board ROCKS!. We are happy to have Kendra signing up for another year as Vice President, and I am honored to serve again for another term as your Prez.

Thanks too for those members who have changed their manner of receiving the newsletter from “snail mail” to email. The savings of costs for postage & copying help us to continue to provide outstanding indoor and outdoor programs. If you would like to receive your newsletter by email and in beautiful color, please contact Linda Seamon at llseamon@aol.com.

Spring in Gettysburg! All’s right with the world! Enjoy!

- Lynn


July 27
John Hoptak

Into the Vortex of the Conflict:
The 12th New Hampshire Infantry at Gettysburg
(Rain Date: August 3rd)


August 24
Caitlin Kostic Brown
Berdan’s Sharpshooters
(Rain Date: August 31st)


September 28
Back in the GAR Hall.
Refreshments at 6:30.



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