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October 2018

Dan Welch, Youngstown, OH; The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign

October 18, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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A string of battlefield victories through 1862 had culminated in the spring of 1863 with Lee’s greatest victory yet: the battle of Chancellorsville. Propelled by the momentum of that supreme moment, confident in the abilities of his men, Lee decided to once more take the fight to the Yankees and launched this army on another invasion of the North. An appointment with destiny awaited in the little Pennsylvania college town of Gettysburg.

Historian Dan Welch follows in the footsteps of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac as the two foes cat-and-mouse their way northward, ultimately clashing in the costliest battle in North American history.

Based on the Gettysburg Civil War Trails, and packed with dozens of lesser-known sites related to the Gettysburg Campaign, The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign offers the ultimate Civil War road trip.

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September 2018

Greg Biggs, Clarksville, TN: The Question Was One Of Supplies – The Logistics For William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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Greg Biggs has lectured across the country on Civil War topics primarily on flags and the Western Theater as well as the Revolutionary War. Greg leads tours of the Fort Donelson Campaign, the Tullahoma Campaign, the Atlanta Campaign and Where The River Campaigns Began: Cairo, IL to Columbus/Belmont, KY for Civil War groups, individuals and U.S. Army Staff Rides. He is the president of the Clarksville Civil War Roundtable and an officer of the Nashville CWRT.

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May 2018

Darryl Smith, CCWRT: The Last Raid – The 1864 Battle of Cynthiana

May 17, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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When we hear the name John H. Morgan, it usually brings to mind the dashing leader of a small band of gallant raiders, but by 1864 Morgan was a shell of his former self, and his command was no longer the gallant band of 1862 and 1863.  This talk is about Morgan’s Last Raid, with a focus on the fighting at Cynthiana, but will also provide a few insights to Morgan’s lack of control and discipline during this campaign.

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April 2018

Chris Burns, Cincinnati Topic: Siege of Cincinnati

April 19, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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In September 1862, Cincinnati was under assault from an enemy whose goal was to pillage and burn the city, leaving destruction and fear in their wake. The assault was a major event that helped define the resolve of the citizens living in the Tristate region. Over 60,000 volunteers poured into the hills of Northern Kentucky to stop the Confederate onslaught that ripped through Kentucky virtually unchallenged, before turning north to threaten the Queen City. This is their story of leadership, patriotism, selflessness and courage.

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March 2018

James “Bud” Robertson, Fredericksburg, VA Topic: Water: The Most Overlooked Element of the Civil War

March 15, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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A hard look at the element itself--water for life, water as an agent of infection, water in military planning, etc. The "etc." is why water can be considered "the forgotten element."

This Danville, Va., native is the author or editor of more than 20 books that include such award-winning studies as Civil War! America Becomes One Nation, General A.P. Hill, and Soldiers Blue and Gray. His massive biography of Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson won eight national awards and was used as the base for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie, “Gods and Generals”. His latest book is After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America. The recipient of every major award given in the Civil War field, and a lecturer of national acclaim, Dr. Robertson is probably more in demand as a speaker before Civil War groups than anyone else in the field.

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February 2018

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

February 15, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 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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January 2018

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

January 18, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 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
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 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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