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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September 27, 2018

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


Looking for Information

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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Here is your RT membership renewal reminder for 2019

Enclosed with your newsletter is a membership form for the upcoming calendar year 2019. This is the form that should accompany your renewal dues. Please get rid of any old forms you may have as this is the only one acceptable. Note, it reflects the current and correct cost for renewal membership: $30 for individuals and $45 for a family, as well as prorated amounts for new members joining later during the calendar year. You can also find the form at our Membership page.


Camp Letterman site update

Glen Hayes from the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association has been working for almost two years in an impressive effort to save 17 acres from development at the site, which is owned by S&A Homes.

He has initiated a letter writing campaign, resulting in a voluminous amount of letters to S&A Homes, written by historical societies, roundtables (Lynn Heller has written twice on behalf of our roundtable), historians, including James McPherson, Harold Holzer, and Gary Gallagher, and preservation societies. Petitions have also been sent. The overwhelming public support from 37 states, Canada, England, and Italy, shows that Camp Letterman is an important part of the Battle of Gettysburg to many people. Resolution is expected in September.
For more information and an indepth interview with Glen Hayes go to www.historynet.com. In the search window type interview glen hayes and hit enter.

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