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Civil War Blockade by John Nischwitz

December 7, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Civil War Blockade” by John Nischwitz

“The Blockade”

Our own John Nischwitz will present “The Blockade,” a summary of the planning, application, commanders, and ships used by President Lincoln’s administration to deny the Southern States access to foreign weapons and equipment as well as limiting their ability to finance the war by the overseas sale of their cash crops: cotton, tobacco and others. Some attention will be paid to the Southern defense strategy against the blockade and the raiders that drew strength away from the U. S effort at keeping the blockade tight.

Biography of John A. Nischwitz

John is a St. Louis native. He was an Eagle Scout. John graduated from the US Military Academy in 1964, and served 10 years active duty as an infantry officer. He served eighteen years in the Army Reserve retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. John was a military history instructor at the Marion Institute in Marion, Alabama. He has taught military history as a guest lecturer on many occasions and wrote the Roundtable trivia for 20 years. He is the author of Collections of a Civil War Trivia Junkie. He was fortunate to be able to sell his book at the Gettysburg Battlefield Bookstore and other venues. He is married and he and his wife, MaryJo, have six children and ten grandchildren.


To make sure we have enough food for everyone, please register for the meeting HERE. Members can also register by responding to the forthcoming emailed invitation.

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:

6330 Heege Road
St. Louis, MO 63123

Dinner and Presentation
Members . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25.00 (each)
Nonmember . . . . . . . $30.00 (each)
Presentation ONLY
Members . . . . . $ 10.00 (each)
Nonmember . . . . . . . $15.00 (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.


December 7, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm