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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Meeting date: October 26

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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.

October

6-8 Virginia. Period Firearms Competition. The North-South Skirmish Association 146th National Competition near Winchester, VA. Over 3,000 uniformed competitors in 200 member units compete in live-fire matches with muskets, carbines, revolvers, mortars and cannon plus costume competitions and historical lectures. The largest Civil War live-fire event in the country. Free admission, large sutler area, and food service. For more information visit the N-SSA web site: www.n-ssa.org.

6-8 Virginia, Annual Conference. Central Virginia Battlefields Trust hosts its 2023 annual conference, “1863: Chancellorsville-The Crossroads of Fire.” This year’s conference features a Friday tour of Moss Neck, Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson’s 1862-63 winter headquarters with historian Frank O’Reilly. That evening the President’s Reception will be at the Sentry Box, one of Fredericksburg’s most historic homes. Saturday features a tour of the Chancellorsville battlefield with historians Chris Mackowski and Kris White. Saturday evening includes a banquet and the annual meeting with a keynote address by Kris White at historic Belmont in Falmouth. Sunday brunch at Stevenson’s Ridge includes a panel discussion about “Chancellorsville as the Prelude to Gettysburg” with historians Sarah Kay Bierle, John Hennessey, Robert Lee Hodge, Scott Walker, and others. The weekend registration is $260.00 per person. More information and online registration are available at: https://www.cvbt.org/cvbt-annual-conference.

9 Adams County Day: Adams County, Pa. residents are invited to the Museum & Visitor Center to enjoy free admission to the Film Cyclorama & Museum Ex-perience and discover Adams County highlights and treasures on Columbus Day. Co-sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation

13-15 • Gettysburg Movie Celebration: Join Director Ron Maxwell and members of the Cast in Gettysburg, for a weekend long festival as the acclaimed film Gettys-burg celebrates 30 years! Main Street Gettysburg, the American Battlefield Trust, Destination Gettysburg, the Adams County Historical Society, Seminary Ridge Museum & Education Center, the Gettysburg Foundation, and Gettysburg National Military Park to create a weekend long celebration of the film.

November

3-4 • 24 Hours on the Ridge: Gettysburg’s Only Nychthemeron Museum Experience. Special Guest Speakers, Outdoor Luminaria, Living Historians, Film Screenings, Cupola Tours, and more at the Seminary Ridge Museum.

16-18 • Pennsylvania. Symposium. Annual Lincoln Forum, Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg. Speakers Jon Meacham, John Avlon, Harold Holzer, Frank Williams, Jonathan White, many more, plus Carol Reardon battlefield tour, U.S. Army Chorus concert, and breakfasts, lunches, dinners. For registration: www.thelincolnforum.org.

18 • Remembrance Day Illumination: Join us to commemorate the Gettysburg National Cemetery dedication in Nov. 1863. This solemn event features a luminary candle on all of the 3,512 Civil War soldiers' graves. Names of the fallen soldiers are read throughout the evening. Free and open to the public by the Gettysburg Foundation.

18 • 7 p.m.—8 p.m. 25 Hours: Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Visit to Gettysburg: Abraham Lincoln spent just 25 hours of his life in Gettysburg, but during that time, he put the finishing touches on, and delivered the most famous speech in American history. Join ACHS and historian Tim Smith as we explore the president's visit to our town, highlighting the memories and reminiscences of the local civilian population who witnessed first-hand the events of November 18 and 19, 1863

18-19 • Pennsylvania. 21st Annual Civil War Expo Remembrance Day Weekend. Sponsored by Civil War & More (Books and CD’s), Lucyshairwork (Specializing in Victorian Hair Jewelry), Sullivan Press (Reproductions of Books, Documents, Stationery), and Miller’s Millinery (Authentic 18th & 19th Century Head Wear. Hand Made in the USA). Hotel Gettysburg – 1 Lincoln Sq., Gettysburg, room left of front desk. Hours Fri. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m. – Noon. Free Admission. Parking garage behind hotel accepts cash or credit. For more information: Contact Jim Schmick at 717-766-1899 or email genjenkins@aol.com.

17 and 18 • Pennsylvania. Remembrance Day Civil War Ball. The Nineteenth Annual President’s Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball will once again be held at the Hotel Gettysburg. Period attire is required for both events. Ticket prices include a three-course dinner each evening. For information, www.remembrancedayball.com or call John Newbold at 717-420-5145 for full details.

18 • Pennsylvania. 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 a.m. For information; Jerry McCormick at 215-848-7753 or gedwinmc@msn.com

18 • Pennsylvania. 67th Annual Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade. Sponsored by the Sons of Veterans Reserve, the Military Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Parade briefing at the Unity Park Monument on Lefever St. at 12 p.m. Units form up at Noon on Lefever St. between Baltimore St. and E. Confederate Ave. Parade begins at 1 p.m. For information; Major David Hann, Provost Marshal SVR at 609-816-2012, majorsvrprovost@gmail.com. Please check out our website at https://sites.google.com/site/remembrancedayparade/gettysburg-remembrance-day-parade

18 • Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Civil War Ball. The original Gettysburg Ball will be held 8 p.m. to midnight at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Music by the Philadelphia Brigade Band. Dances led by the Victorian Dance Ensemble. Period dress encouraged, but not required. Door prizes, plus prizes for Ladies Cake Walk. Cash bar. Make check payable to SVR Remembrance Day Ball. Include stamped, self-addressed envelope for tickets. Ticket orders received after Nov. 12 will be distributed at the Ball. Mail to: Col. Steve Michaels SVR, 6623 S North Cape Rd., Franklin, WI 53132-1227. For information; 414-712-4655 or Lt.col.sm@gmail.com.

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November 16
Janet McCabe
The Story of Rufus Weaver

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Wednesday, December 6
Holiday Banquet at The Dobbin House
Jill Titus
Gettysburg in 1963

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January 25
Codie Eash
The Summer of 1869:
Gettysburg's First Blue-Gray Reunion

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February 22
Bruce Davis
Defending General O. O. Howard

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March 28
Allen Thompson
In the Shadow of the Round Tops

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April 25
Stephen Evangelista
Brown's Rhode Island Battery

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May 23
Lisa Samia
The Nameless & Faceless of the Civil War in Poetry

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June 8 (Saturday 9:30 am to noon)
Fred Hawthorne
Places Every Guide Should Know: Hancock Avenue Edition

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June 27 (Rain date June 28)
Jasan Hileman
Red Carroll's Brigade

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July 25 (Rain date July29)
Larry Korcyzk
The Wheatfield — Part 2

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August 22 (Rain date August 26)
Ralph Seigel
11th Corps Program TBA

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September 26
Derek Maxfield
General William T. Sherman's Civil War

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October 24
Jeff Harding
How Weather Effected the Civil War

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November 21
John Heiser
The George Rose Farm of Gettysburg

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December 5 - Holiday Banquet
Charles Fennell
Culp's Hill "Rediscovered"

 


 

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