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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August 22, 2019 (Rain Date: August 29)

SPEAKERS

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.

August

8 • Confederate Nerve Center. Sunset at the Seminary Walking Tours. This summer, join Dr. Daryl Black and Peter Miele for special battlefield walking tours. Each tour will examine a specific aspect of fighting on Sem-inary Ridge before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Special focus will be paid to people who lived here and people who fought here. ours begin at 7:00 PM. Free but donations appreciated. Each tour will be followed by a gathering at a local establishment. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. R.S.V.P. by calling 717-339-1300. For questions or RSVP by email, contact Rob Williams at rwilliams@seminaryridge.org.

September

6 • Seminary in the Battle. Sunset at the Seminary Walking Tours. This summer, join Dr. Daryl Black and Peter Miele for special battlefield walking tours. Each tour will examine a specific aspect of fighting on Sem-inary Ridge before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Special focus will be paid to people who lived here and people who fought here. ours begin at 7:00 PM • Free but donations appreciated. Each tour will be followed by a gathering at a local establishment. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. R.S.V.P. by calling 717-339-1300. For questions or RSVP by email, contact Rob Williams at rwilliams@seminaryridge.org.

14 • Seminary Ridge Museum Annual Legacy Weekend: Unfinished Work for Freedom. Join the staff of Seminary Ridge Museum on a unique bus tour as they visit sites of national importance in the fight for freedom from slavery. Topics and stops include: Mercersburg African-Americans and the 54th Massachusetts, John Brown and Frederick Douglass at Chambersburg, Thaddeus Stevens, “Little Africa,” and the Caledonia Iron Furnace, Underground Railroad conductor Daniel Kauffman and his arrest at Boiling Springs, Gettysburg’s African-American Community and the 24th U.S.C.T. (opt. Sunday morning walking tour). For more information, please see the flyer.

21-22 • Fall Farm Skirmish. Historic Daniel Lady Farm, 1008 Hanover St. Gettysburg, Pa. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. In honor of its 60th Anniversary, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association will host a live action and living history program that will include Confederate and Union encampments and skirmishing on the hallowed ground of the Historic Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg. Over 500 reenactors will present the Battle of Antietam's "Bloody Lane" along with a cavalry reenactment and other clashes during the two-day program. Adults: $15 for a one-day pass and $25 for a two-day pass. Children 15 and under free. Includes tours of the historic Daniel Lady farmhouse and barn. For information, www.gbpa.org. Email: events@gbpa.org.

28 • Ride for Monument Preservation. Soldier's Grove, Pennsylvania Capitol Building East Wing. The 19th Annual Ride for the Monuments from Harrisburg to Gettysburg is sponsored by the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.). It supports the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Trust for maintenance and upkeep of more than 140 monuments and markers on the battlefield that memorialize the actions of Pennsylvania troops. A portion also benefits upkeep of the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association's Historic Daniel Lady Farm. Registration begins at 11 a.m. outside the State Capitol Building's East Wing. Welcoming ceremony: 12:15 p.m. Ride departure: I p.m. Open to all interested riders. Rain or shine. Registration $10. For information, www.gbpa.org and www.abatepa.org.

October

23-27 • Guerillas, Partisans and Raiders. Featuring Martin West, Kevin Pawlak, Michael Hardy, Ted Alexander, Steve French and others based in Chambersburg, Pa. Special guest, award-winning author and historian Brian Steele Wills will also join us. We will examine irregular warfare through the ages from the Romans to present. Tours will include McCausland's Raid, the Johnston/Gilmore Baltimore Raid, Mosby's Confederacy and McNeil's raids against the B&O Railroad. Talks also given by the historians listed above. The full itinerary & pricing available on www.CivilWarSeminars.org.

November

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.

December

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.

Gettysburg Military Park

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Victorian Dance Ensemble

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Antietam National Battlefield
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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
The Story of a Confederate Coat
Richard Lewis

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

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EVENT INFORMATION

 

Your Membership has Benefits!

  • The Seminary Ridge Museum: 20% off Membership; 50% off admission ticket (does not include Cupola Tour).
  • Gettysburg Heritage center Annual Pass discount
  • Farnsworth house 10% discount on food
  • Regimental Quartermaster 5% discount

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