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

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May 23, 2019

SPEAKERS

Civil War Roundtable Links

Abraham Lincoln Civl War Round Table of Michigan
www.alcwrt.org

Brunswick Civil War Roundtable - Brunswick NC, a small ocean community between Wilmington NC and MyrtleBeach SC that has a wealth of Civil War history and sites worth visiting. www.brunswickcivilwarroundtable.com

Civil War Roundtable of Chicago - the first and oldest Civil War roundtable in the country dating back to 1940 www.chicagocwrt.org, www.thecwrt.com , or www.thecwrt.net

Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia
www.cwrtdc.org

Civil War Roundtable of Greater Boston
www.cwrtgb.com

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
www.grpghcwrt.com

Harrisburg Civil War Round Table
www.harrisburgcwrt.org

Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table
pipecreekcivilwarroundtable.weebly.com

Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table
wnccwrt.blogspot.com


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Request information on Major (Bvt. Lt. Col.) Legrand B. Speece (Speese)


Civil War Sites of Interest

Civil War information page - http://www.usa-people-search.com/content-us-civil-war-information.aspx . This page provides a brief overview on the war, and provides a lot of links to additional resources

Adams County Historical Society
http://www.achs-pa.org/

Association of Battlefield Guides, Gettysburg, PA
www.gettysburgtourguides.org/

Civil War Institute - Located at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.
www.gettysburg.edu/cwi/

Civil War Links - Contains general info about the war with links to specific areas of interest. The links page gives an even larger selection of topics to choose from.
www.civilwar.com

Civil War Traveler - For folks who are planning visits to Civil War sites and/or events while on trips – or those interested in discovering new places and activities in their local area.
http://www.CivilWarTraveler.com

Civil War Week - Revised each week to reflect the events that happened on any given day 135 or more years ago. -
www.civilweek.com

Clara Barton: Historical Nurses. Information and links about Clara Barton. https://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/historical-nurses-all-about-clara-barton.html

Cook Sisters Hear Lincoln's "Few Appropriate Words" Two Cook sisters "cousins" who traveled ten miles from their farm near Bendersville to Gettysburg on Nov. 19, 1863, where they met and later heard Pres. Lincoln give his few appropriate words. http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/news/recollect.htm

Fourteenth Amendment - History and discussion of the 14th Amendment which states that every person born or naturalized in America is a citizen of the country.
https://employment.law.tulane.edu/articles/history-of-law-the-fourteenth-amendment.html (Suggested by Libby)

Gettysburg Discussion Group
www.gdg.org

Gettysburg Monuments Project - dedicated to ensuring that monuments, artifacts, buildings and grounds are preserved for future generations
www.fourscore.org

Guns & Other Weaponry from the Civil War -
http://www.gunhoo.com/guns-and-other-weaponry-from-the-civil-war.html

Historic Gettysburg -Adams County
www.hgaconline.org

Hunley - Information on the restoration of the CS Hunley from the Friends of the Hunley
www.hunley.org

History of Illinois - http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/illinois-civil-war-history/
A page suggested by Mr. Bill Jackson and his social study group at www.socialstudieshelp.com. Thank you for the suggestion.

IRONCLAD: The Monitor & the Merrimack - A complete description of the book by Arthur Mokin
www.arthurmokin.com

Main Street Gettysburg
www.mainstreetgettysburg.org

Military History Online
www.militaryhistoryonline.com/gettysburg/

National Civil War Museum
http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/

Guide To Pennsylvania Historical Resources
www.areavibes.com/library/guide-to-pennsylvania-historical-resources/

Civil War Preservation Trust
www.civilwar.org

USA People Search - The Battle of Gettysburg Resource Collection www.usa-people-search.com/content-the-battle-of-gettysburg-resource-collection.aspx

Virginia Civil War Campaign Guide mapped relevant Virginia Historical Markers to Virginia Civil War campaigns using the National Park Service campaign classification system www.markerhistory.com/virginia-civil-war-campaigns/

Western Maryland Public Libraries digitizes the history of Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties in Western Maryland. www.whilbr.org

History of Antietam National Cemetery :including a descriptive list of all the loyal soldiers buried therein together with the ceremonies and address on the occasion of the dedication of the grounds, September 17th, 1867. This is a listing of Union soldiers buried in the Antietam National Cemetery, many of whom died on the battlefield at Antietam or in nearby homes, churches and barns that were pressed into service as hospitals. But the list includes also soldiers who died at Monocacy and South Mountain, and also those who died in the hospitals at Clarysville and Cumberland in Allegany County.

The book, published in 1869, includes the history of the establishment of the cemetery and the speeches at its dedication. There are few copies of the text available, which is why it has been made available online to increase access. http://www.whilbr.org/antietamNationalCemetery/index.aspx

• The website also includes the records of the Confederates who were buried in Washington and Frederick Counties A descriptive list of the burial places of the remains of Confederate Soldiers who fell in the Battles of Antietam, South Mountain, Monocacy and other points in Washington and Frederick Counties in the state of Maryland. It was also published in 1869. http://www.whilbr.org/confederateSoldiers/index.aspx

•In addition, the site features the newspaper printed in Hagerstown, Maryland after the battle of Antietam, The Herald of Freedom and Torch Light of September 1862.  It contains reporting of the battle, but also accounts of the impact of the fighting on the area around the battles in Washington County. http://www.whilbr.org/HeraldofFreedom/index.aspx

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June 27
Tour of the GNMP Cannon Shop
Lucas Flickinger

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July 25
The Battle of the Peach Orchard
James Hessler

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August 22
East Cavalry Field
Chris Army

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September 26
Thomas W. Colley's Civil War
Experience in the 1st VA Cav.

Dr. Michael Shaffer

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October 24
The Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham
Jan Croon

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November 21
George Gordon Meade
Dr. Jennifer Murray

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December 12
Members Holiday Party
The Park and It's History
Benjamin Dixon

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EVENT INFORMATION

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Thank you to all who signed up.

Annual Spring Excursion 2019
SATURDAY, MAY 11

The Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville

The Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville, Virginia were hree large cavalry actions that were part of the Gettysburg Campaign. Alde was fought on June 17, 1863, Middleburg on June 19, and Upperville on June 21. They would become one of the largest cavalry actions involving Jeb Stuart’s forces of the Confederate cavalry and Alfred Pleasanton’s title cavalry during the entire war.

The battles were fought because Robert E. Lee was moving into a second invasion of the North, leaving the Culpepper area with Gen. Ewell in the lead, followed by Gen. A.P. Hill who would be disengaging from the Fredericksburg. They crossed west of Culpepper, Chester Gap, and moved north, down the Valley to move across the Potomac with Gen. Longstreet’s Corps coming on the east side of the Blue Ridge Mountains and his corps was to cross at Ashby’s Gap and Snickersville Gap, both prominent gaps in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Union Gen. Joseph Hooker got word of the movement, Win- chester would fall on June 14 from Ewell’s 30,000 man corps and Washington became increasingly concerned as to what Lee’s intentions were going to be, and so word went out to the Federal cavalry to find out and bring back intelligence to matter what the cost might be.

Our guide will be Kevin Pawlak. the Director of Education for the Mosby Heritage Area Association and a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam National
Battlefield. Kevin also sits on the Board of Directors of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association and the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. He is also on the advisory board of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University, his alma mater.

You download the Registration Flyer to mail in or pay online on the Excursion page.

 

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