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


November 21


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.


1 • HAGC Appreciation Night Wine and Cheese Party. 4-7 pm. GAR Hall. Message from the President at 5: 30 pm at. the G.A.R. Hall, 53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg. Please RSVP to Anne Zabawa at 717-339-9057 or email Laurie Harding at histgettyac@aol.com.

2 • Surgeons' Stories: Perspectives on Medicine at Gettysburg and Beyond. 2:00pm - 5:00pm Valentine Hall, United Lutheran Seminary. Join Dr. Robert Hicks, Director of the Mutter Museum and Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Barbara Franco, Founding Executive Director Emerita of Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg; and Pete Miele, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Education, Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, for a round table discussion on new and emerging scholarship in the field of Civil War medicine. Hicks will discuss Union army doctors as a professional class, based on his new book Civil War Medicine: A Surgeon's Diary, which examines wartime experience of Dr. James Fulton, 143rd Pennsylvania. Franco will discuss her ongoing effort to identify and document every surgeon present during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Miele will comment on Civil War Medicine in the public consciousness.

This special, free event promises to shed new light on an oft-misunderstood topic of the Civil War and plenty of time will be given to audience questions and comments.

RSVP online at www.seminaryridgemuseum.org or by calling 717-339-1300. For questions or RSVP by email, contact Rob Williams at rwilliams@seminaryridge.org,.

Free - Donations Appreciated.

8-9 • ALBG Fall Seminar: Gone But  Not Forgotten. A weekend-long visit to locations, landmarks, and areas that used to be on the Battlefield, but are no longer there. Many of these features still actually have remnants on the field. There will be five programs, one indoor on Friday, November 8, and four separate tours on Saturday, November 9. For more information: https://gettysburgtourguides.org/2019-fall-seminar/

16 • Remembrance Day in Gettysburg. General Meade & his Generals and the veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg Honor/Dedication Ceremonies during the Remembrance Day Observance. Honoring all commanders and veterans of the Battle. Meet at the General Meade Equestrian Monument at 10:30 a.m. For information; Jerry McCormick, 215-848-7753 or gedwinmc@msn.com for info.

18 • David Wills House And Gettysburg
Lincoln Railroad Station Open House: 6 PM – 8 PM.
Evening Open House at the David Wills House and Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station. Special interpretive programs will coincide with the period President Lincoln occupied the two structures during his visit to Gettysburg to dedicate the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. This event is sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.

19 • Dedication Day Ceremony: 10:15 AM Dedication Day 2019 will commemorate the 156th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The ceremonies begin at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery with a wreath laying at the Soldiers’ National Monument at 10:15 AM. The formal Dedication Day program, with keynote speaker, follows at the Rostrum at 10:30 AM. Presidential scholar Michael Beschloss (see related article on page 4) will present the keynote address. This event is sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, the Gettysburg Foundation, and Gettysburg College.

23 • Parade: 1:00 PM An annual parade of Civil War living history groups is held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. This event is sponsored by the Sons of Veterans Reserve, the Military Department of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.

23 • Remembrance Day Illumination: 5:30 pm to 9 pm This solemn commemoration features a luminary candle on each of the 3,512 Civil War soldier’s graves. Names of the fallen soldiers will be read throughout the evening. This event is sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.


5CWRT Gettysburg Members Holiday Party. The Dobbin House. The speaker will be Benjamin Dixon who will speak on The Park and It's History.

31 • Pennsylvania. Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration. Mark the annual anniversary of the birth of General George G. Meade, heroic commander of the victorious Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg. The General Meade Society of Philadelphia will celebrate at Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave. at 12 p.m. Champagne toast and reception will follow. For information; 215-228-8200 Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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December 5
Members Holiday Party
The Park and It's History
Benjamin Dixon



Jan 23
The Spangler Farm
Ron Kirkwood


Feb 27
The Richmond Bread Riots
Dr. Ashley Luskey


March 26
Civil War Prison Camps
Bradley Gottfried


April 23
The Committee On the Conduct of the War
Mary Turk Meena


May 28
Manliness and Community in Confederate Camps
Dr. James Broomall


June 25 : July 2
Culp’s Hill Memorials
Richard Goedkoop


July 23: July 30
The Uses of the Battlefield in the 30’s and 40’s
Jared Frederick


August 27: Sept 3
The Other Side of East Cemetery Hill
Charles Fennell


September 24
Book Award Winner


October 22
Staff Officers and Their Impact on the Battle of Gettysburg
Douglas Douds


November 12
A Soldier and His Lady, Letters
Gene Barr


December 3
Holiday Banquet
Wayne Motts, subject TBD



The Civil War Rountable of Gettysburg Holiday Banquet

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Dobbin House
Abigail Adams Banquet Room

Special Guest Speaker

Ben Dixon

Our Beloved Gettysburg Battlefield & Park, 1863-2019
Highlights from 23 Years of Research

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