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The City Class Ironclads: The Brown Water Navy that Saved the Union by Shawn Williams

December 1, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, December 1 at Royale Orleans, 2801 Telegraph Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner served about 6:15, and the program at about 7:30 p.m. Because of the holiday we will not be meeting in November.

The speaker is Shawn Williams, whose program is “THE CITY CLASS IRONCLADS: The Brown Water Navy That Saved the Union.”

Shawn will discuss the seven ironclads built by James B. Eads, the specifications of the ships, and what life was like for the sailors on them. The program will cover the campaigns the ships participated in, and how they were important to the Union for gaining control of the rivers during the war. Included in his talk will be a virtual tour of the USS CAIRO, which is located at the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Shawn Williams, a native of Kentucky, is on staff with the US GRANT NHS and has worked with the park service for nearly eighteen years.  He has two master’s degrees, one being a degree in Civil War history.

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:

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
Presentation ONLY
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.

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December 1, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm