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 28, 2015


Telling Stories of the National Park Service

Curt Gaul

At the Harpers Ferry Design Center exhibit specialists work with parks to tell their powerful stories at their sites using interpretive media—including exhibits, waysides, film, and new media. The Design Center is currently or has recently completed work on a number of projects relating to the Civil War. Curt will dis- cuss the project work at parks including Antietam, Appomattox, Booker T. Washington,Cedar Creek/Belle Grove, Harriet Tubman, Petersburg, Springfield Armory, and new sites of honor including Flight 93.

CurtGaulCurt Gaul, NPS Harpers Ferry Center Project Manager, Northeast Region Team, is a 30 year veteran of the National Park Service. In 1984, Curt began his career working as an interpretation ranger and assistant district ranger at Independence National Historical Park (with a few of the current Gettysburg rangers). He then was hired as the operations supervisor and district ranger at the Historic Jamestowne unit of Colonial NHP, where he worked from 1991-2007. He served as the west district ranger for interpretation and education at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP. In the summer of 2013, Curt was hired as the Project Manager for the Northeast/National Capital Region Teams at NPS Harpers Ferry Center Design Center. Curt oversees over 60 media projects in parks from Virginia to Maine, and in DC.

Curt met his wife Peggie at Independence NHP, and over the years Peggie has also continued her Park Service career. She currently works as a park ranger at Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland. Peggie and Curt have two children. Their son Ryan recently returned from the Peace Corps where he served as a Volunteer in Ethiopia, and is now working for FEMA. Their daughter Casey is in her first year of teaching in Cambridge, MD.


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 in the field starting at 6:00 p.m. Please note the meeting location of each meeting.

For the outdoor programs in June, July and August, if inclement weather threatens, an announcement of a change of venue will be sent to the local radio station at noon and they will broadcast the change.  In that case, we will meet at the GAR Hall. Announcements will be made on ESPN Radio 1320 AM and WGTY 107.7 FM.


Your Membership
Pays Dividends



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

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

Ron Rock (Interem Recording Secretary)...........Secretary

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

JoyceAnn Deal ........................................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 the Avenue Restaurant. 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 Cindy King.

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 Spring Field Trip

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Our chartered Wolf’s tour bus will leave the ettysburg WalMart parking lot promptly AM. Please arrive 15 minutes early and park in the southeast corner of the lot nearest Wendy’s.

Our guide, Dennis Frye, Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park will lead the tour. Be prepared for a busy day rain or shine. Lunch is a choice of an Italian or Turkey hoagie. Water, soda, and snacks will be available on the bus. We expect to return to Gettysburg WalMart by 5:00 PM. The cost the trip, which includes lunch, admission, and gratuities, is $75 per person. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Sorry...no refunds can be given after May 29.

Please fill out the Registration Form and send it to Roundtable Spring Field Trip • PO Box 4236 • Gettysburg, PA 17325-4236.harpersferry


Every two years, May brings with it a change in leadership for our Round-table. This May, as Kendra steps down from the Presidency, we give her our sin-cere appreciation for a job well done, but happily not a goodbye. We are delighted that she will continue to contribute to the Roundtable as an important presence on our Board of Directors.

I am honored to be assuming the Presidency of our most awesome Roundtable. You, the membership, are an incredibly loyal, knowledgable,and friendly group of folks It will be a pleasure to continue my association with you as your President. Your ideas and input are important, so please share any suggestions you may have with me, or anyone on the Board of Directors. A special thanks to those on the Board — Huzzah to Hilda and Ron for re-upping for another term of service!

We have some great programs to look forward to! As always, they are listed in this, The Angle, our amazing newsletter, as well as the meeting places for our June, July, and August summer “on the field” programs. Enjoy!

- Lynn


June 25
Tim Smith
Evergreen Cemetery and the Civil War


July 23
Rich Kohr
The 1922 Marine Encampment at Gettysburg


August 27
Wayne Motts and James Hessler
Pickett's Charge


Sept 24
Tim Snyder
The C&O Canal in the Gettysburg Campaign


October 22
Brian McEnany and James Lewis
The March of the 2nd Corps to Gettysburg in June 1863


November 19
Philip Leigh
lntersectional Trade During the Civil War


Dec - Holiday Banquet
Dr. Charlie Fennell
Civil War Armies in the Winter



burstNews Briefs

facebookLike us on Facebook at Civil War Round Table of Gettysburg

Civil War Reenactments - Have you ever been looking online for that one civil war reenactment in that one area and just couldn't find it? Well we took your frustration and made it into an interactive map. 

Gettysburg GPS Tour

Civil War Trust Sequesentenial Commemoration

Civil War Trust Organization

Request information on Major (Bvt. Lt. Col.) Legrand B. Speece (Speese)


Did you buy a Raffle Ticket at the meeting? If so, see where your money went.

Help Save the Allstadt’s Ordinary & 13 acres in Harpers Ferry, CW Trust

Help save Port Republic , VA! supported by Civil War Trust



Home | Meetings | Links | Join/Renew | Preservation | Contacts| Newsletters

Reenactment photos courtesy of the Gettysburg Times
Book Chat Newsletter