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October 2020

“On the Homefront” by Judy Cook (via ZOOM)

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our speaker for October is Judy Cook. Her topic is “On the Homefront.” Judy’s presentation will be via Zoom beginning at 7:00 p.m. on October 28. All members will be given a link to the Zoom meeting a few days before it is scheduled. Feel free to share the link with persons you think might be interested in joining our Roundtable and want to see what the (virtual) meetings are like. We can accommodate up to 100 persons at the…

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December 2020

Dred Scott Litigation in the Missouri State Courts

December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our December speaker, Tom Wack, practiced law with major St. Louis law firms for 48 years, litigating commercial cases in the state and federal courts all over the country. Tom will offer a reprise of his talk on the Dred Scott litigation in the Missouri state courts, first presented at the Roundtable’s 60th Anniversary Symposium in 2017. He will speak via Zoom on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to hear this talk as a…

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January 2021

The Confederate Submarine H. L. HUNLEY, Then and Now

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At our next meeting, Michael Jesberger will tell us about the Confederate submarine H. L. HUNLEY then and now. On February 17, 1864, the HUNLEY sank a Union warship, but itself was sunk in Charleston Harbor. The vessel was raised in 2000, and in 2004 its crew interred in Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston. We will meet via Zoom on January 27 at 7:00 p.m. Members will be sent the link a few days before that. First-time visitors and guests can…

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February 2021

The Lost Gettysburg Address

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We all know that Abraham Lincoln gave his immortal Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. Many of us know that the keynote speaker was Edward Everett, who gave a two-hour address before Lincoln’s two-minute speech. But how many of us know there was a third Gettysburg Address? David Dixon will tell us about the Lost Gettysburg Address at our meeting on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. CST. As an extra incentive, our speaker will be raffling off books at…

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March 2021

Trust in God and Fear Nothing: Confederate General Lewis A. Armistead

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join author, historian, and guide, Wayne Motts as he explores the life of Confederate General Lewis Armistead of Pickett’s Charge fame. The son of a regular army general, Armistead had a long and distinguished career as soldier in the United States Army. A veteran of three wars, he joined the Confederacy in 1861 as colonel of the 57th Virginia Infantry Regiment and later as a brigade commander under Robert E. Lee. While Armistead is best known for his portrayal in…

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April 2021

How Balloons Were Used in the Civil War

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our next speaker is Gordon Ramsey – no, not the guy who demolishes restaurants. Rather, he is Dr. Gordon Ramsey, a professor emeritus of physics at Loyola University Chicago. His professional research focuses on theoretical studies of spin-polarized particles. Yeah, I have no idea what that is, either. But he also specializes in Civil War balloons. And we all know what they were. He will provide an overview of how and why balloons were used in the Civil War on…

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May 2021

J. E. B. Stuart and His Lieutenants

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have all heard of (and maybe read) Douglas Southall Freeman’s Lee’s Lieutenants and Stephen Sear’s Lincoln’s Lieutenants. Ed Longacre, the author of numerous award-winning biographies, will speak on another group of subordinates of a well-known leader, “J. E. B. Stuart and His Lieutenants” at our next meeting on May 26 at 7:00 p.m. Members, watch your emails for the Zoom login information. Guests who wish to watch this program please send an email to stlcwrt@gmail.com to receive the Zoom…

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August 2021

Little Roundtable Meeting

August 5 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

The St. Louis Civil War Roundtable will resume its regular meetings in September. Watch this space for details. In the meantime, we are continuing our monthly Little Roundtable meetings. The Little Roundtable is a discussion group that meets at Miss Sheri’s Cafeteria (5406 Southfield Center (near the intersection of South Lindbergh and Baptist Church Road) on the first Thursday of each month at 11:15 a.m. The meeting lasts for an hour or two or until we get tired of talking.…

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September 2021

Little Roundtable Meeting – September 2

September 2 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

The St. Louis Civil War Roundtable will resume its regular meetings in September. Watch this space for details. Our next Little Roundtable, a discussion group that meets at Miss Sheri’s Cafeteria, 5406 Southfield Center (near the intersection of South Lindbergh and Baptist Church Road), will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 2, at 11:15 a.m. The meeting lasts for an hour or two or until we get tired of talking. On September 25 there will be a reenactment of…

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