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


NOTE - Early date: November 16, 2017


The Civil War Round Table of Gettsyburg offers this list as information on activities that might be of interest to it's membership. Activities presented on this page are sponsored by the organization listed with each activity.

On Going

To October 2017, District of Columbia. Immigration. American by Belief special exhibit at President Lincoln’s Cottage on Lincoln’s little known immigration policies. For information: www.lincolncottage.org

To December 31, 2017, Reconstruction: The Unfinished War . National Civil War Museum. and is included in the cost of regular admission to the Museum. The exhibit will discuss the unfinished issue of equality among the races in the reunited states.


• 14 -17 he National Museum of Civil War Medicine Annual Conference in Shepherdstown WV. The Conference brings together international practitioners, scholars and historians to discuss the history of Civil War medicine and its enduring impact today.

Former GCWRT President, Hilda Koontz, will be presenting a program entitled, The Invisible Wound: From Nostalgia to PTSD to Moral Injury. For more information about the Conference, go to www.civilwarmed.org.

16-17 • 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. For more info www.nps.gov/anti/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

21-24 • Tour, Lincoln at Anietam. Bus tour of Lincoln's October 1862 visit to Antietam with John Schildt and others. For info contact Lark at Iplessinger@chambersburg.org, 717-264-7101 or www.civilwarseminars.org.

23-24 • Aftermath of the Battle, Antietam Battlefield. Living history weekend with the U.S. Sanitary Commission display and camp. There will also be wet plate photography demos throughout the weekend. For more info www.nps.gov/anti/planyourvisit/calendar.htm


6-8 • Period firearms competition, The North-South Skirmish Association 136th National Competition. Winchester, VA. Over 3000 uniformed competitors in 200 member units complete in live-fire matches with muskets, carbines, breach loading rifles, revolvers, mortars and canon. The largest Civil War live-fire event in the country. For more info www.n-ssa.org or spartan70@sbcglobal.net

14 • Ball, Gravediggers' Ball, Friends of the Laurel Hil Cemetery. Black-tie or masquerate event held at Ballroom of the Sugar House Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA. All proceeds go to preserve historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. $200 donation per person. For info 804-228-8200 or www.thendergroundmuseum.org.

Gettysburg Military Park

Calendar of Events webpge

Victorian Dance Ensemble

Calendar of Events webpage

Antietam National Battlefield
living history schedule

Calendar of Events webpage

The National Civil War Museum

Calendar of Events webpage



Your Membership
Pays Dividends


December 7
Members Holiday Party - Dobbin House
Behind the scenes at the movie Gettysburg
Pat Falci, portrayer of AP Hill


January 25
The Battle of Falling Waters
George Franks


February 22
Gettysburg Confederates
Tom McMillan


March 22
CWRT Book Award Winner Author


April 26
Background for CWRT Field Trip
Civil War History of York County, PA

Scott MIngus


May 24
West Point Class of 1862
Brian McEnany


June 28
(Rain Date: July 12)
Confederate Sharpshooters in the Gettysburg Streets
Jarrad Fuoss


July 26
(Rain Date: August 2)
The Battle for the Seminary
Benjamin Neely


August 23
(Rain Date: August 30)
Camp Colt
Paul Shevchuk


September 27
Civil War Medical and Surgical Techniques
Peter D'Onofrio


October 25
96th PA Volunteers
David Ward


General Jacob Cox and the Battle of Franklin
Gene Schmiel


Members Holiday Party
Dr. Carol Reardon





Holiday Party December 7

Dobbin House 6 pm

Reservations required by Wednesday, November 29.

Order form or pay online here.


CWRT Field Trip - April 28, 2018

We will follow the route of Confederate General Jubal Early from Gettysburg to the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville and Columbia and then the return trip Early took back to Gettysburg.

Among the stops we will make are:

  • Abbottstown
  • Hanover Junction
  • Penn Park
  • Wrightsville
  • Columbia
  • Big Mount
We will spend considerable time discussing and learning about the Susquehanna River Bridge from Wrightsville to Columbia, the Great Fire, and it's impact on the Gettysburg Campaign.


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