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


August 24, 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.


20 • Lecture, Clara Barton and the Missing Soldiers Office. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD. Amelia Grabowski will discuss how Clara found 22,000 missing Union Soldiers. Lecture begins at 3 pm. For information, contact Jake Wynn at 301-695-1864; jake.wynn@CiviWarMed.org.

25-27 • Reenactment, 27th Annual Lebanon County Civil War Weekend at Union Canal Tunnel Park, PA. Battles both days. Hosted by 93rd PA volunteer Infantry and 13th Mississippi Friends of Union Canal Tunnel Park. For more info, Dennis R. Shirk, 717-993-4294; drshirk93@comcast.net.

26-27 • Reenactment, Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Weekend. 11-4, Free ($5 donation suggested). 155th anniversary of "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run - the opening round of what would be the Second Battle of Manassas. Special walking tours. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Bristoe VA. 703-366-3049.


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

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Victorian Dance Ensemble

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Antietam National Battlefield
living history schedule

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The National Civil War Museum

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Your Membership
Pays Dividends


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

How Mental Trauma and Insanity
Were Treated During the Civil War
Kathleen Logothetis Thompson


October 26
Raised from Obscurity:
The Calvary Battles of Aldie, Middleburg
and Upperville on the Road to Gettysburg

Kevin Pawlak


November 16
The Other Gettysburg Address
David Dixon


December 7
Members Holiday Party
Dobbin House




Gettysburg CWRT New Meeting Time in September

Beginning with our September meeting…a new starting time: Doors open at 6:30 PM for refreshments; meeting
begins at 7 PM.

Finfrock is Doucette Achievement Award winner

Barbara Finfrock’s 24 years of tireless labor have had a significant impact on making the Gettysburg National Military Park what it is today. For all her accomplishments, the Gettysburg Civil War Round Table would like to thank her by selecting Barbara as this year’s Cal Doucette Achievement Award winner.

The Cal Doucette Achievement Award, was created in memory of a CWRT Board member who felt that recognition should be given to honor people who do something special for the Park and for the study of Civil War history. Barbara has been doing something special for years, and although we will be presenting her with a plaque at our September 22 meeting, in reality (with apologies to General Sickles), the whole Battlefield is Barbara’s monument. Please try to attend. Read more...


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