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


Rescheduled to June 30, 2016


The 9 Month Regiments at Gettysburg

(For Members Only)

John Zervas

Attention Members: There has been another change of plans for our June 30th ‘on the field’ tour. The Spangler Farm event has been cancelled.

LBG John Zervas is going to conduct a low impact tour, very little walking, and a couple of car caravan stops, entitled The 9 Month Regiments at Gettysburg. He will also include information about the militia during the battle.

We are to meet on Reynold’s Ave. at the 151st PA Monument, near the Reynold’s wounding monument at 6 PM. From there we will carpool to Barlow’s Knoll, and then one more car pool to the Vermont Monument on Hancock Ave. It will be about a 2 hour tour & please bring chairs if you like.

If the weather is very threatening, the program will be cancelled altogether. There will not be a Plan B program at the GAR Hall. Please check the Web page after 3 PM on June 30th, or call Lynn at 717-398-2072.

Our meetings are the Fourth Thursday of each month.

From September to May, we meet at the GAR Building, 53 East Middle Street. Light refreshments and conversation starting at 7 pm, the program starting at 7:30. Our summer meetings are for members only and are in the field starting at 6:00 p.m. Please note the meeting location of each meeting.

As summer approaches, inclement weather may threaten people safely attending a meeting. If a meeting is cancelled due to weather, information will be posted on this website after 3 pm. You may also call the President after 3 pm.

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Lynn Heller ........................................President

Eleanor Cingire.....................................Recording Secretary

Linda Seamon.........................................Membership Secretary

David Diner.............................................Treasurer

Linda Joswick .........................................Webmaster

Dave Joswick...........................................Newsletter Editor








Hilda Koontz, Larry Korczyk, Dale Molina, Larry Plymire, Ron Rock, Roger Heller, Kendra Debany (past President)

Next Board Meeting:

Board Meetings are open to all members. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm at Perkins Restaurant in Gettysburg. If you would like to eat before the meeting, please arrive by 6:00 pm. Board meetings are the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.



Plaque Committee:
Reviews and places plaques on buildings that existed during the Battle in Adams County. For information or an application, contact Deb Novotny.

Book Award Committee:
Review books for the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable Book Award.

Field Trip Committee:
Plan future trips for the members of the Civil War Roundtable.

If you are interested in more information, or joining, one the committees, please contact any Officer or Board Member.


Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable Field Trip

Save the date! The Spring trip will be on Saturday July 16, 2016. (Please note that this date has changed)

NCWMWe are going to Harrisburg to visit the National Civil War Museum and the Pennsylvania State Museum.

stateThe Pennsylvania State Museum (above) includes four floors of exhibits and displays covering Pennsylvania history from prehistoric times through current events. Among the features are a large collection of artifacts and displays related to the American Civil War, as well as an extensive collection of industrial and technological innovations. There are over three million objects in the museum’s collections.

For more information and to make your reservation, please visit the Field Trip page. Reservations are required by June 23.


Hello Friends!

Well Mother Nature has not disappointed – the battlefield and town are filled with signs of Spring and beckoning us to go out and enjoy.

Inside our GAR Hall, we are ready to host our last indoor meeting until September, with Dr. Jennifer Murray on May 26th. Her presentation will be on the history of Gettysburg National Military Park. And then comes summer! We have three outstanding field programs to look forward to, conducted by Christopher Gwinn, Scott Hartwick, and John Hoptak. (Make sure your membership has been renewed for 2016 so that you can attend! These programs are for members only.)

Speaking of our indoor meetings, would you like to be more involved in our programs? Do you have a Civil War related artifact you can “Show and Tell”? How about sharing your thoughts about a CW battlefield or site you have visited. Maybe you could come to a meeting prepared to ask a Trivia Question! It’s fun to get involved, and it helps us all to know each other a little better.

If anyone has time at the conclusion of the meeting to help clean up the refreshment table – dump out the coffee, or put the sugar, creamer etc. into the plastic bin, or wipe off the tablecloth etc., it would really be appreciated. Many of you have already done this, and thank you for that!

Again, we encourage you to contact Linda Seamon by phone or email, to switch your mailed newsletters over to full color, emailed newsletters. Thanks for your dedication to our roundtable!

- Lynn


July 28
Scott Hartwig
The Repulse of Pickett's Charge
(for members only)


August 25
John Hoptak
The Sacrifice of the 16th Maine
(for members only)


September 22
Keith Kehlbeck
One Virginia Family


October 27
James Pangburn
Meade's Pursuit After Gettysburg


November 17
Tracey McIntire & Audrey Scanlan-Teller
Women in the Civil War


December 1
Holiday Banquet
Garry Adelman

Civil War Photography




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