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May 2020

May Meeting Cancelled

May 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The title says it all. Our next regularly scheduled meeting is on September 23, assuming current restrictions are lifted by then. I will let you know if there are any specific protocols that have to be followed at the meeting – I certainly hope not and that we can resume what passes for a normal life by then. We are still planning on a Board meeting in July to address the issues facing the Roundtable. Exactly what form it will…

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June 2020

Reconstruction Era Politics and People After the Civil War

June 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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CWRT Congress ZOOM Lectures

June 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - July 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

While our regular meetings are canceled due to COVID-19, please consider participating in these online ZOOM Civil War related lectures from CWRT Congress: Registration is required Wednesday, May 27 7:00pm Cheryl Renee Gooch - Hinsonville's Heroes Thursday, May 28 7:00pm David Dixon - Self-Liberation or Survival Tuesday, June 2 7:00pm John Scales - Did Forrest Make A Difference Thursday, June 4 7:00pm John C. Fazio - Francis & Arabella; John & Fanny: Love & War Tuesday, June 9 7:00pm…

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September 2020

The Civil War Roundtable of St. Louis Goes Virtual (For Now)

September 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Board decided to use Zoom to conduct virtual meetings from September 2020 through January 2021. It will meet again in January to re-evaluate the situation and (hopefully) to decide to resume in-person meetings. We recognize that there are some members who cannot access Zoom and we apologize to them. Perhaps they may be able to use a family member’s computer or mobile phone. The meetings will start at 7:00 p.m. on September 23, October 28, December 2 and January27.…

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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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