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


January 24, 2019


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

January 18 To December 31, 2018, Captured on Wet Plate, Photography during the Civil War. National Civil War Museum. The exhibit will examine the motivation behind Civil War photographers. For information: www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org or email info@nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.


31 • 26th Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration. The General Meade Society of Philadelphia will celebrate his birthday at Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia at his graveside. Military parade and ceremony will start at 12 p.m. and will proceed to Gen. Meade's final resting place. Military and civilian living historians are encouraged to participate! Visitors and participants will gather at the Gatehouse of Laurel Hill at 11:30 a.m. A champagne toast reception will follow along with tours of the cemetary. For information; Dr. Andy Waskie at 215-204-5452 or awaskie@temple.edu.


30 • Civil War Preservation Ball. Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, Pa. 7 p.m. -10 p.m Surrounded by the majesty and history of the Capitol Rotunda, the 16th Annual Civil War Preservation Ball benefits the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Trust. The trust helps fund repairs and maintenance of the more than 140 markers and monuments that honor Keystone State regiments and individuals on the Gettysburg battlefield. Sponsored by the Civil War Dance Foundation, the ball has raised nearly $100,000 to preserve the Pennsylvania monuments. Admission $35 single, $65 couple. For more information, visit www.CivilWarDance.org. Email: Info@CivilWarDance.org.


1-4 • 6th Annual National Ed Bearss Symposium on Military Leadership & Combat. Featuring Ted Alexander, Steve Bockrniller, Dr. Richard _Sommers, Martin West & others based in Chambersburg, Pa. Special guest Edwin C. Bearss will also join us. Exploring American military history! Tours of the following: Civil War sites in southern Pennsylvania including Monterey Pass; military history sites in Washington County, Maryland including the Hagerstown Aviation Museum; the Forbes Campaign of 1758 featuring stops at Fort Ligonier, Bushy Run Battlefield and more. Talks also given by the historians listed above. The full itinerary & pricing available on

June 29-30 • Civil War Show: Sat. 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center Allstar Expo Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association's Artifact and Collector's Show features more than 200 vendors and over 300 tables of artifacts, swords, firearms, correspondence, books, photographs, documents and much more. Daily admission: Adults: $8. Children 12 and under free. Vendors contact: bsynnamon@gmail.com or call 717-334-2350. For more information visit www.uniondb.com or www.gbpa.org. Email: info@gbpa.org.

5-7 • 156th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg.

23-28 • Conference: Antietam: The Bloodiest Day. Featuring Ted Alexander, Scott Hartwig, Tom Clemens, Carol Reardon, Dennis Frye, John Michael Priest, Steve Recker, John Schildt and others based in Hagerstown, Md. Join us for the largest Antietam conference ever held led by expert historians! Detailed battlefield walks and specialized tours of the campaign such as Crampton's Gap, Harpers Ferry, the C&O Canal during wartime, the Battle of Shepherdstown and more. Talks also given by the historians listed above. The full itinerary & pricing available on www.CivilWarSeminars.org.


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.


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.


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.


12CWRT Gettysburg Members Holiday Party. The Dobbin House. The speaker will be Benjamin Dixon who will speak on The Park and It's History

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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February 28
The Civil War Letters of
David and Mahala Beem

Dr. Peter Carmichael


March 28
Book Award Winner


April 25
11th Corps at Gettysburg
Dr. James Pula


May 23
Meade's Decisions at Gettysburg
Dr. Richard Sommers


June 27
Tour of the GNMP Cannon Shop
Lucas Flickinger


July 25
The Battle of the Peach Orchard
James Hessler


August 22
East Cavalry Field
Chris Army


September 26
Thomas W. Colley's Civil War Experience in the 1st VA Cav.
Dr. Michael Shaffer


October 24
The Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham
Jan Croon


November 21
George Gordon Meade
Dr. Jennifer Murray


December 12
Members Holiday Party
The Park and It's History
Benjamin Dixon




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