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


May 24, 2018


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.


5 • Buffalo Soldiers: Mappers, Explorers, Park Rangers and Protectors of the West. Surratt House Museum, Clinton, MD. Free; limited seating. Program starts at 4 pm. For information call 301-868-1121.

12 • Civil War Era Dancing. Gettysburg Civil War Dance. Informal dance with instruction and recorded music. $10 per person. For information email civilwardance@earthlink.net or www.civiliansofgettysburg.com.

15 • Director's Guided Battlefield Tour. New Market Battlefield Site Historical Park. Explore the battlefield with Civil War historian and Site Director, Lt. Col. Troy D. Marshall of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Tour includes a visit to the Bushong home, the movie "Field of Lost Shoes" and "Bloody Cedars." The tour will be from 2-4 pm. Limited to 50. Pre-registration required. Call 866-515-1864 or email nmbshp@vmi.edu.

18-20 • Period Firearms Competition. The North-South Skirmish Associaiton 137th competition near Winchester, VA. The largest Civil War live-fire event in the country. Free admission, large sutler areas and food service. More information www.n-ssa.org.

19-20 • Battle of New Market Reenactment. 134th Anniversary held on the original battlefield property. 10 am to 5 pm. $10 admission; 9 and under free. For information call 866-515-1864.

Gettysburg Military Park

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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



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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





Heads up for the July and August
In-the-Field programs

Please take note of our Roundtable’s upcoming programs over the summer. Make your plans now to attend:

July 26: Benjamin Neely – The Battle for the Seminary. Meet in front of the Seminary Ridge Museum, park in their lot. RAIN DATE: August 2.

August 23: Paul Shevchuk – Camp Colt. We will meet in the old visitor center parking lot across from the National Cemetery parking lot. RAIN DATE: Thursday August 30.

All programs begin at 6 PM. Details will be in the July/August

News from 'round the TABLE

  • Thanks to all of you who have switched your newsletter delivery from regular mail to email.
  • In the spirit of us all getting to know each other better, Lynn would like to receive a short biography—three sentences!—from each person, so that she can briefly introduce one member, who is in attendance, at each meeting. She will read them in the order received, so if you would like to participate, please email Lynn: lynnheller7577@gmail.com, or hand her your bio at a meeting. Include whatever you would like the group to know about you. Thank you!
  • Anyone willing to help set up and clean up the Refreshment Table for the May meeting, please contact Lynn by email or call 717-398- 2072.
  • A great deal of thanks to Ron Rock, who has served the Roundtable for many years…as a board member, chair of the Nominating Committee, and chair of the Cal Doucette Achievement Award Committee. He has stepped down from these leadership roles, having done done an outstanding job in all these capacities. We truly appreciate his care and devotion to the roundtable, and will continue to enjoy seeing him at our monthly meetings.


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