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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June 25, 2015

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Evergreen Cemetery and the Civil War

Tim Smith

Evergreen Cemetery was established in 1854 as Adams County’s first non-denominational Cemetery. Following its creation, graves from other local cemeteries were removed there, so that some of the earliest residents of the town are among its residents. evergreen

Join Timothy H. Smith, as we take a leisurely stroll through the cemetery and discuss its history while visiting the burial sites of some of Gettysburg’s most notable citizens.

Our evening gets underway at 6 PM where we will gather at the gatehouse to begin our tour. And FYI...Middle Street will be closed to traffic for construction from May 4th until perhaps October. There is a phone number for a recorded update: 717-334-1160 ext.225.

TimSmithTimothy H. Smith is a native of Baltimore and a lifelong student of the American Civil War. He is employed as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park, and a research assistant at the Adams County Historical Society. Tim is the author of several book and numerous articles on the battle and local history. He has served several terms on the board of directors of the Evergreen Cemetery and has always had a great interest in the people buried there.


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.

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OFFICERS

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

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

Fred Hawthorne.....................................Secretary

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

JoyceAnn Deal ........................................Treasurer

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

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

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BOARD MEMBERS

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 Dunlaps 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.

 

COMMITTEES

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.

EVENT INFORMATION

 

 

 

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

SPEAKERS

July 23
Rich Kohr
The 1922 Marine Encampment at Gettysburg

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August 27
Wayne Motts and James Hessler
Pickett's Charge

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

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

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November 19
Philip Leigh
lntersectional Trade During the Civil War

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

 

 

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