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February 2021

The Lost Gettysburg Address

February 24, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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The Civil War Career of James Burklow, Private in Battery K of the First Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery by Lance Geiger, The History Guy

September 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Civil War Career of James Burklow, Private in Battery K of the First Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery by Lance GeigerOn September 22, Lance Geiger returns to give a program entitled "The Civil War Career of James Burklow, Private in Battery K of the First Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery." Burklow’s unit was equipped with the quirky little two-pounder Woodruff cannon. He saw a good deal of action during the war and was a participant in the spectacular raid through Mississippi…

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October 2021

Civil Rights Legislation During the Reconstruction Era by Nick Sacco

October 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Reconstruction Era was in some ways the first sustained civil rights movement in United States history. As the nation tried to wrestle with difficult questions about establishing peace and national unity after the end of the American Civil War, many political leaders believed that expanding civil rights through constitutional amendments and legislation was necessary to maintaining the Union. In this presentation, Park Ranger Nick Sacco (Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site) will examine various laws that helped redefine citizenship,…

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December 2021

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…

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