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March 2019

Gary Dyson, Mount Airy, MD: The Ambush of the Isaac P. Smith and the Battle on the Stono River

March 21 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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The USS Isaac P. Smith was a Union gunboat ambushed by Confederate shore batteries and captured on the Stono River near Charleston on January 30, 1863. Although the US Navy lost other ships due to battle and capture during the war, the Smith was the only one captured by Confederate field batteries and used against the Union.  This presentation tells the story of the battle and the history of the Smith leading up to its capture, offers an account of the crew’s captivity, and describes the lives of its Executive Officer and Paymaster before and after the war. 

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Hamilton CWRT

March 13 @ 5:30 pm
Golden Dragon Buffet, 86 North Brookwood Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45013 United States
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Millie Henley – “Remarkable Women of the Civil War You Never Knew.”

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Indianapolis CWRT

March 11 @ 6:30 pm
MCL Cafeteria, 2370 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
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David Finney – "Valor, Gallantry, and Remembrance: The Medal of Honor, Taps, and Memorial Day"

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February 2019

Wayne K. Durrill, University of Cincinnati: War of Another Kind: A Southern Community in the Great Rebellion

February 21 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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This talk will describe in graphic detail the disintegration, during the Civil War, of Southern plantation society in a North Carolina coastal county. He will detail the struggles among planters, slaves, yeoman farmers, and landless white laborers, as well as a guerrilla war and a clash between two armies that, in the end, destroyed all that remained of the county's social structure. He will examine the failure of a planter-yeoman alliance, and discusses how yeoman farmers and landless white laborers allied themselves against planters, but to no avail. He will also show how slaves, when refugeed upcountry, tried unsuccessfully to reestablish their prerogatives--a subsistence, as well as protection from violence--owed them as a minimal condition of their servitude.

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Hamilton CWRT

February 13 @ 5:30 pm
Golden Dragon Buffet, 86 North Brookwood Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45013 United States
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Chris Burns – “The Siege of Cincinnati.”

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Indianapolis CWRT

February 11 @ 6:30 pm
MCL Cafeteria, 2370 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
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Steve Williams– "Lambdin P. Milligan and the Fire in the Rear"

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January 2019

Gary Johnson, CCWRT: Topic: A Sailor’s Life for Me:  How Sailoring Differs from Soldiering

January 17 @ 7:15 am - 8:45 pm
West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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Civil War sailors and officers operated in a much different environment than soldiers, living for months at a time in claustrophobic conditions on ships.  Ocean going sailors flirted with acrophobia when setting sails on 150 foot masts.  Unlike the Army, the Navy had been integrated since the 1830’s and gave African-Americans equal pay and equal justice.  This talk will explore how courage and leadership were recognized.  The efforts of 17 Midwestern naval personnel were recognized by naming ships for them to inspire future generations of sailors.  Their WWII namesakes performed deeds of valor in combat.  Come to learn the differences and the contributions of sailors to Civil War results.

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Indianapolis CWRT

January 14 @ 6:30 pm
MCL Cafeteria, 2370 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
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James Fuller – "Oliver P. Morton and the Civil War in Indiana"

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Hamilton Civil War Round Table

January 9 @ 5:30 pm
Golden Dragon Buffet, 86 North Brookwood Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45013 United States
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Round Table Discussion Meeting

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December 2018

Hamilton CWRT

December 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Golden Dragon Buffet, 86 North Brookwood Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45013 United States
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Christmas Banquet

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