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Cincinnati Civil War Round Table

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February 2020

Christina Hartlieb, Cincinnati: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Path to Anti-Slavery Advocate

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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Harriet Beecher Stowe rose to fame in the 1850s as an advocate for abolition and an ally to African Americans.  By living in Cincinnati for 18 years, Stowe was able to write the anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  The book demonstrated the realities of slavery and served as a beacon for changing public opinion in the North.  The story will include a history of the Beecher families Cincinnati house and the ways in which it has continued Stowe’s legacy. 

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March 2020

Steve Magnusen, Indianapolis CCWRT: Brevet Brigadier General Rufus Dawes: The Ohioan Who Became an Iron Brigade Leader

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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The presentation is based on the research done for writing his 2018 book, TO MY BEST GIRL – Courage, Honor and Love in the Civil War: The Inspiring Life Stories of Rufus Dawes and Mary Gates. The life of Rufus Dawes was much more than his battlefield heroics, exceptional as they were. His remarkable experiences involved family and friends, their lives on the home front and on battlefields elsewhere. The wartime courtship between Rufus and Mary Gates is the central…

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April 2020

Eric Wittenberg, Central Ohio CWRT: Second Winchester

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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The Second Battle of Winchester was critical to the success of the 1863 Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania. In three days of fighting, Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell’s Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, destroyed the command of Maj. Gen. Robert H. Milroy, who had disobeyed his orders to abandon the town and withdraw his troops. Ewell performed brilliantly during this battle, leaving the Confederate authorities to have high expectations of him. This talk will discuss the often-overlooked Second Battle of Winchester.

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May 2020

Michael A. Flannery, Birmingham, AL: Civil War Pharmacy

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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While numerous books have recounted the history of medicine in the Civil War, little has been said about the drugs that were used, the people who provided and prepared them, and how they were supplied. This talk will provide detailed discussion of the role of pharmacy. Among the topics covered are the duties of medical purveyors, the role of the hospital steward, and the nature and state of medical substances commonly used in the 1860s. This last subject would become…

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September 2020

David Dixon, Santa Barbara, CA: Union General August Willich: Warrior for Social Justice

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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Union General August Willich: Warrior for Social Justice is the biography of a Prussian army officer who renounces his nobility and joins in the failed European revolutions of 1848. He emigrates to America, edits a daily labor newspaper in Cincinnati, and becomes one of the most accomplished generals in the Union Army. This story sheds new light on the contributions of 200,000 German-Americans who fought for the Union in the Civil War. Willich’s life offers an intimate glimpse into the…

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March 2021

David Deatrick, Louisville CWRT: General Lovell Rousseau

March 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raffel’s Banquet Facilities, 10160 Reading Rd
Evendale, OH 45241 United States
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Rouseau led brigade at Shiloh, and led a Division at Perryville and Stones’ River. Later, he led a cavalry raid during the Atlanta Campaign, and defeated Forrest’s cavalry and infantry during Hood’s Tennessee Campaign.  After the war, he served in Congress, was involved in acquiring Alaska from Russia, and, at the time of his death, was in command of the U.S. Troops in Louisiana. Rousseau was born in Kentucky and was a lawyer in Louisville at the beginning of the…

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