Civil War Round Table Announces Education Programs and Speakers for 2019 Calendar Year

The mission of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley is to educate, commemorate, and encourage public interest in the American Civil War.  The round table conducts regular meetings on the third-Thursday of odd-numbered months (January, March, May, etc) to host guest speakers who are customarily authors, educators, or historians to present on some aspect of the Civil War. These spears are often of regional or national prominence in their respective field of specialization.  The following education programs were recently announced for the remainder of the 2019 calendar year:

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Beth White, Historian and Executive Director of the West Virginia Association for Justice in Charleston WV, will present, Wood County in the Civil War.  The presentation will feature geographic and political features that divided the State of Virginia prior to the Civil War, important people who contributed to West Virginia’s break with Richmond to achieve statehood, the attack on Burning Springs, and more.  The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room at The Blennerhassett Museum, 137 Juliana Street, Parkersburg WV.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 – Eric Wittenberg, Historian, Attorney, Author, and nationally recognized expert on Civil War cavalry operations from Columbus, Ohio, will present, One Continuous Fight:  The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second Street, Marietta OH.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 – Carlin’s Battery D will present an artillery firing demonstration, discuss field tactics, and outline the history of the unit at Fort Boreman Park in Parkersburg WV.  The evening will begin with a pot luck dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m.  A main dish and drinks will be provided.  Guests are urged to bring a covered dish.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – John S. Mattox, Ph.D., Historian, Co-Founder and Curator of the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, Ohio, will present, The Underground Railroad in Southeastern Ohio.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second Street, Marietta OH.

All Civil War Round Table meetings are open to the public and there is no cost to attend.  A $ 7.00 donation per person is suggested to defray the cost of the event.

The Civil War Round Table is an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  Contact Leight Murray at 740 706 2575 or for further information.