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


December 3, 2015


The Civil War Rountable of Gettysburg
Holiday Banquet


Thursday, December 3, 2014
Cash Bar: 6-6:30
Buffet: 6:30

The Dobbin House
Abigail Adams Banquet Room

Special Guest Speaker

Dr. Charlie Fennell

Civil War Armies in the Winter


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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 winter approaches, inclement weather may threaten people safely attending a meeting. If a meeting is cancelled due to weather, information will be sent to the local radio station before 3 pm. Announcements will be made on ESPN Radio 1320 AM and WGTY 107.7 FM. You may also call the President after 3 pm.

You can now use your credit card or PayPal to securely pay for your Membership Dues. Please see the Membership page for the link.


Your Membership
Pays Dividends



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

Roger Heller ...........................................Vice President

Fred Hawthorne.....................................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, Don Sangirardi, Linda Seamon, Kendra Debany (past President)

Next Board Meeting:

Board Meetings are open to all members. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm in the back room at Hoss's Steak & Sea House. 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, September, and November. The Board meets on the third Thursday in July.



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.


Information on Unity Park

At the November meeting, the board announced that $500 from the Preservation Fund would be donated to Andrew Adam to help defray the cost of building and maintaining Unity Park. The Basket collection of $70 was also earmarked for this project.Thank you all for your generosity.

If you would like to help the family with the cost of Unity Park, please visit www.unitypark2015.org. A PDF describing the park is avaiable.

Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable Field Trip

Save the date! The Spring trip will be on Saturday June 18, 2016.


The bus trip will include a special tour of the National Civil War Museum and the State Museum of PA in Harrisburg. More information to come.


Hello Friends!

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner, and what better place to celebrate them than Gettysburg! Tree Lighting, Christmas Parade, Open Houses, Decorations; soon there will be something festive around every corner! The 20th annual Tuba Fest will be held on the Square, December 11. But before we can even think about the holidays, we have November events coming soon: Dedication Day at the Soldier’s National Cemetery, November 19. (Our roundtable meeting is also that evening!) Remembrance Day Parade, November 21 at 1 PM; Luminary at Soldiers National Cemetery, November 21, 5:30-9:30, and so much more! A good site to check out is: www.visit-gettysburg.com.

Our Roundtable Holiday Banquet at the Historic Dobbin House, with its lovely holiday decorations, cozy fi friendly staff, and delicious food, is always a special event to gather with friends, perhaps win a door prize, and this year enjoy the presentation of the One And Only Charlie Fennell! Do you have an item you would like to donate to the Door Prize table? Please see Dale Molina, Linda Seamon, Roger Heller, or myself.

A couple of thank yous are in order: to Bill Hewitt who continues to donate his beautiful witness tree frames for every speaker’s Certificate of Appreciation. Bill’s work is truly amazing, and his web site will give you some unique holiday gift ideas: www.gettysburgsentinels.com.

Thank you to John Fuss, who graciously donated his time and accounting skills to produce our annual financial audit and has offered to Chair our Financial Committee. John has precious little spare time as he is a most prodigious Licensed Battlefield Guide, generally conducting three tours almost every day. We appreciate his gift of time and knowledge.

Thank you to JoyceAnn Deal, who has been our Treasurer, Membership Chair, Field Trip Organizer, Holiday Banquet Chair for so many years. Joyce Ann has recently decided to step down as Trea- surer, to be able to devote her time and energy to other priorities in her life. We thank her for her dedication to our roundtable and the knowledge she has provided. We are happy to say she will continue to coordinate our Holiday Banquet. Member Dave Diner has assumed the interim position of Treasurer until the annual April elections.

A special thank you too to the Board of Directors, continually working behind the scenes to make sure we have the best roundtable possible!

And lastly, to thank all of you members, for your enthusiasm and participation in our meetings, on our field trips, at our Banquet. You are what make our roundtable great!

I wish everyone a wonderful and joyous holiday season.

- Lynn


January 28, 2016
Kevin Knapp
Thaddeus Lowe and Civil War Aeronautics


February 25
Dr. Steve Longenecker
Gettysburg Religion


March 24
Gettysburg CWRT Book Award Winner
To Be Announced


April 28
Wayne Motts
Field Trip Orientation


May 26
Dr. Jennifer Murray
GNMP History


June 23
Christopher Gwinn


July 28
Scott Hartwig


August 25
John Hoptak


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 3
Holiday Banquet
Garry Adelman

Civil War Photography




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