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March 2019

Marching Through the Heart of the Confederacy: Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign & the March to the Sea by Derek Maxfield

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Marching Through the Heart of the Confederacy: Sherman's Atlanta Campaign & the March to the Sea by Derek Maxfield Undertaken in the summer of 1864, Sherman’s drive on Atlanta and subsequent march to Savannah tore the heart out of the Confederacy. Atlanta was a major manufacturing center and railroad hub that was utterly destroyed by Sherman’s army. The march across Georgia was designed as psychological warfare as much as military. By the time Sherman reached Atlanta the Confederate will to…

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April 2019

Civil War Balloons

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Civil War Balloons by Gordon RamseyWe have more exciting topics lined up for the new year with the following speakers: May 27, 2020.             Terrianne Schulte “James Longstreet” Watch for more details as we get closer to the date! 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…

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If This Valley is Lost by Phillip Greenwalt

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

If This Valley is Lost by Phillip Greenwalt Phill Greenwalt is co-founder of Emerging Revolutionary War and is also a full-time contributor to Emerging Civil War. He is the co-author of Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, and Calamity in Carolina: The Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville ( all three with Daniel Davis). Phill graduated from George Mason University with a M.A. in American History and also has a B.A. in history…

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May 2019

The Battle of Franklin by David Fraley

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Battle of Franklin by David FraleyOur trivia questions last month were about the Battle of Franklin and there is an ongoing campaign to finance the maintenance of the graves of Missouri soldiers in McGavock Cemetery. Now learn about the Battle of Franklin from an expert – David Fraley. David is the Curator and Director of the Carter House Museum at Franklin and the former Director of the Lotz House Museum. He is currently working on a book titled Colors…

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James Longstreet

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

James Longstreet by Terrianne SchulteJoin 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…

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Missouri Soldiers Project

May 31
McGavock Cemetery, 1345 Carnton Lane
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
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MISSOURI SOLDIERS PROJECT The Battle of Franklin (TN) on November 30, 1864, left eight thousand casualties on the battlefield. In the wake of the battle, Confederate dead were grouped according to their home states and buried in what is today the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. As time threatens this meaningful site, restoration and maintenance have become a priority. To date, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky have paid (repaid) for the new stones marking their Confederate fallen. The Civil War Roundtables of…

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September 2019

The Invisible Wounds: A Perspective on Mental Health Issues During the Civil War

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Invisible Wounds A Perspective on Mental Health Issues During the Civil War by Hilda C. KoontzThe knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues were basically non-existent during the American Civil War. As a result, great damage was inflicted on thousands of soldiers as well as civilians, endangering the overall war effort and increasing postwar societal upheaval. This program examines the extreme psychological stress suffered by the average Civil War soldier and compares that experience to today's understanding and…

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October 2019

General Grant Returns to St. Louis!

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

General Grant Returns to St. Louis! by Dr. Curt FieldsJoin us at the October 23d meeting for an entertaining and informative talk by General Ulysses S. Grant about the Vicksburg Campaign – his most brilliant military victory. Well, it’s not really General Grant himself, but you will be hard pressed to tell the difference. Dr. Curt Fields portrayed Grant at the Sesquicentennial celebrations of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg and Appomattox. Among his many other appearances are: as General Grant in…

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December 2019

The Question Was One of Supplies: The Logistics of William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Question Was One of Supplies: The Logistics of William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign by Greg BiggsOur next meeting is December 4. We will not have a meeting in November because our usual meeting date falls on the day before the Thanksgiving holiday. Our speaker will be Greg Biggs, who will speak on “The Question Was One of Supplies: The Logistics of William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.” Greg has been a student of military history from the Spartans through modern…

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