On September 22, Lance Geiger returns to give a program entitled “The Civil War Career of James Burklow, Private in Battery K of the First Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery.”
Burklow’s unit was equipped with the quirky little two-pounder Woodruff cannon. He saw a good deal of action during the war and was a participant in the spectacular raid through Mississippi led by Benjamin Grierson in 1863. (I don’t know who played Burklow in the John Wayne movie.)
Lance Geiger is “The History Guy” on YouTube, where he tells forgotten stories of ancient and modern events “that deserve to be remembered.” A resident of the Metro East, Lance often relates lesser-known history from the St. Louis and Southern Illinois area, as well as events from around the world. His award-winning channel has garnered more than 144 million views and 980,000 subscribers.
The meeting will be at the at Royale Orleans, 2801 Telegraph Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Members watch your email to register for the meeting; members and guests may register at https://civilwarstlmo.org/. Members please recall that your dues for the 2021-2022 Campaign will be collected at the September meeting in addition to the cost of the meal – cash, checks, debit or credit cards accepted.
Join us for a Friendly & Fun Evening of Civil War History!
Doors open at 5:30
Meal served at 6:30
Presentation at 7:30
We meet at:
ROYALE ORLEANS BANQUET CENTER
2801 Telegraph Road
Mehlville (St Louis), MO 63125
Dinner and Presentation
Members . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00 (each)
Students (under 21). . . . . $7.00 (each)
Guests & Others . . . . . . . $25.00 (each)
Members who do not make an advance dinner reservation will be charged $25.00
Members/Students . . . . . $ 5.00 (each)
Guests & Others . . . . . . . $10.00 (each)
NOTE: We accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, and checks at our meetings.
Please note – there is a $14.00 per person charge for anyone who registers for dinner and does not show up. No refunds unless we are notified by 5 p.m. on Sunday prior to the meeting.