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February 2018

Activities and Recruitment Ideas Meeting

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fireside Pizza, 773 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, OH 45206 United States
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Open to all Round Table members (and those who want to join in the discussion) interested in developing ideas for activities, partnerships with other organizations, and increasing membership and participation.  How do we change the perception that a Civil War Round Table is a stuffy and pretentious affair, when on the contrary the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table is a great place to learn and build friendships. Meeting Outline Activities - Increasing participation for our meetings and tours/events. Developing Partnerships…

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Ron Blair, Lexington, KY: Wild Wolf: Col. Frank Wolford and the 1st Kentucky Cavalry

February 15 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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Union Col. Frank Wolford was a celebrated Civil War cavalier and rival of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan. Wolford, who formed the 1st Ky Cavalry, took part in more than 300 battles and skirmishes, during which he was wounded seven times. In addition to detailing Wolford's military exploits, Blair will detail Wolford's political career including his staunch opposition with President Abraham Lincoln over the use of black soldiers in the Union forces. Ronald Blair is Frank Wolford's great-great-nephew.

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Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Stowe and Friends

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206 United States
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Weds., Feb. 7, 2018 • House Opens for Tours at 6 p.m. • Discussion begins at 7 p.m. Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati Frederick Douglass Before Uncle Tom's Cabin: How Douglass, especially through his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, may have influenced Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.  Suggested reading: Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), especially chapters 1–3, 6–8, and 10–11. Led by John Getz, PhD., Professor Emeritus, Xavier University, with co-leader,…

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Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation – Speaker Series

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rohs Opera House, 133 East Pike Street
Cynthiana, KY 41031 United States
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$5.00

The kickoff for the Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation quarterly speakers series! Free to Foundation members, others will be a suggested $5.00 donation to cover costs. From July 2-26, 1863, while the great battles at Gettysburg and Vicksburg captured the attention of the American people, Confederate brigadier general John Hunt Morgan led nearly 2,500 cavalrymen on a daring raid into the North. Morgan’s objective was to distract the Union forces under Major General William Rosecrans and Major General Ambrose Burnside from building…

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January 2018

Medical Advancements of the Civil War by Peter J. D’Onofrio Ph.D

January 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States

The Civil War was the first modern war and resulted in the highest number of U.S. casualties per capita of any of our wars as between 750,00 and 850,000 men perished (approximately 8 million in today’s population), including roughly 50,000 civilians; 25% of those involved died . What is not appreciated, even now, is the rapid advances made by American medicine that were stimulated by this conflict. This presentation will inform the audience of the background, procedures, and personnel that…

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Peter J. D’Onofrio Ph.D, Reynoldsburg, OH: Medical Advancements of the Civil War

January 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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In an effort to treat the enormous number of soldiers wounded during the Civil War, rapid advancements were made in American medicine. This presentation will focus on the background, conditions, and personnel that led to these advancements. Dr. D’Onofrio will present this talk in the guise of Ohio Civil War Surgeon General, Robert Nelson Barr, in period uniform. His talk will be reflection of Dr. Barr's thoughts a few months after the Civil War ended.  Peter D'Onofrio is the president of The Society of Civil War Surgeons, the largest non-profit, international, educational organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Civil War era medicine and surgery.

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November 2017

A Tale of Two Corps Commanders: Hill and McCook at Chickamauga

November 16, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Daniel Harvey Hill and Alexander McD. McCook had their Civil War careers badly tarnished because of Chickamauga. McCook commanded the Union XX Corps, which was routed off the battlefield on September 20 1863. Hill and Confederate army commander Braxton Bragg had such a bitter falling-out that Hill was relieved of command a month later. Both men also had long careers after the war’s end – Hill as a writer, editor, and educator; McCook as a professional soldier. This talk explores…

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David A. Powell, Chicago, IL: A Tale of Two Corps Commanders: D. H. Hill and A. M. McCook at Chickamauga.

November 16, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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Daniel Harvey Hill and Alexander McD. McCook had their Civil War careers badly tarnished because of their performance at the September 20, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga. McCook, commander the Union XX Corps, was routed off the battlefield, and Confederate corps commander Hill had such a falling out with army commander Braxton Bragg, that Bragg relieved Hill of command a month later. Nevertheless, both men had long and distinguished careers after the war's end. Hill became a writer, editor, and educator and McCook a professional soldier. This talk explores each man's role in the epic battle of Chickamauga and the fascinating story of their postwar lives.

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October 2017

John P. Slough, the 1st Colorado,& Glorieta Pass

October 19, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States

John Potts Slough, a Cincinnati native, was colonel of the 1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry. Richard Miller’s talk will focus on Slough’s efforts to organize, train, and lead the hard-drinking and free-spirited Colorado volunteers to their victory at Glorieta Pass in March of 1862. Shortly after the battle, Slough abruptly resigned his command, claiming that he feared for his life from his own men. Dick will discuss Slough’s disastrous relationship with the 1st Colorado, the relationship’s impact on the Colorado Volunteers’…

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September 2017

Erick Bush, Rome, NY: Selma: Alabama’s Civil War Arsenal City

September 21, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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Selma was transformed into the Confederacy’s second most important war manufacturing center, outside of Richmond. Essential to the Confederate war effort, especially with the construction of the CSS Tennessee ironclad and the Brooke cannon, Selma provided critical support to Confederate operations in the field, in places including Mobile, Charleston, and Atlanta. An impressive network of ironworks was developed in Alabama to supply the sprawling Selma Arsenal, Ordnance Works, and Navy Yard. A series of well engineered earthworks and fortifications were constructed around Selma to defend this critical industrial center. As a testament to the importance of Selma, it produced “half of the cannon and two thirds of the fixed ammunition” for the Confederacy in 1864-1865. The largest cavalry raid of the Civil War, under the command of Major General James H. Wilson, targeted and destroyed Selma during the final stages of the Civil War.

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