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March 2016

Michael C. C. Adams Topic: Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War

March 17, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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At our March meeting, Michael C. C. Adams, Regents Professor of History Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University, spoke about his 2014 book, Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War. Prof. Adams grew up in, holds a Ph.D. from, and has been on the NKU faculty since 1972. His first book, Our Masters the Rebels, won the Jefferson Davis Prize. His 1994 book The Best War Ever, a history of the American experience in World War II, is widely…

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February 2016

Gene Schmiel, Washington D.C. Topic: Citizen-General: Jacob D. Cox

February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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At our February meeting, Gene Schmiel told us the story of the amazing life of Jacob Dolson Cox, a self-made “Renaissance man” who was, at various times, a military leader, office holder, university and business executive, scientist, and historian. Mr. Schmiel is a retired Foreign Service officer who holds a doctorate from Ohio State and who has taught at several eastern Universities. His book Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era was published in 2014 and is a…

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January 2016

Gary Johnson, Cincinnati CWRT Topic: Countering Mallory’s Infernal Machines

January 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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At our January 21st meeting, we were treated to a very interesting and well-researched powerpoint presentation titled “Countering Mallory’s ‘Infernal Machines’,” a deeper look into the Confederacy’s attempt to counter the strength and numerical superiority of the U.S. Navy. Our presenter, Gary Johnson, of the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, is a U.S. Navy veteran who spent many years working on submarines. With this first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the navy, Gary was able to attain a firm…

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November 2015

Andrew Homan, 6 th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Topic: Reenacting Gettysburg and Other Battles and Bert Sheard, CCWRT Topic: Photos of 150th Gettysburg

November 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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At our November 19th meeting, on the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, we had a most appropriate “double-header”: two speakers relating to the 150th Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg (fought July 1863). This was one of the largest attended events held during the Civil War Sesquicentennial. First, we welcomed CCWRT member Bert Sheard, who showed us a number of photos he took at the commemoration, and gave us his spectator’s perspective on the event. As Bert mentioned, the…

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October 2015

Michael Panhorst, Auburn, AL Topic: The Memorial Art and Architecture of Vicksburg National Military Park

October 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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At our October meeting, Michael W. Panhorst presented “Lest We Forget: Memorial Art & Architecture of Civil War Battlefield Monuments.” It was an illustrated “brisk hike through 150 years of history and a half dozen battlefields.” Mr. Panhorst, from Auburn, Alabama, is an historian of art and architecture, curator, teacher, and historic preservationist. He has lectured widely and has published his photographs in numerous magazines. The earliest Civil War battlefield monuments were funerary, sponsored by soldiers to mark the sites…

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September 2015

William F.B. Vodrey, Cleveland Civil War Round Table Topic: Ohio’s Civil War Governors

September 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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William Vodrey, former president of the Cleveland Civil War Round Table, spoke on Ohio’s Civil War Governors: William Dennison, David Tod and John Brough – men who served the state and nation well but are now largely forgotten. Mr. Vodrey is currently a magistrate of the Cleveland Municipal Court, an honors graduate of Oberlin College, with a law degree from Case Western Reserve. He often speaks on Civil War topics to Round Tables and historical societies and is a former…

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