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West Pavilion at Drake Center

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151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States

Parking and Access:

Free parking is available in the West Pavilion parking lot.

The West Pavilion entrance will take you to the meeting rooms.

To get to our meeting room:

  • image003Go through the archway on the left as you enter the west entrance of the Drake. (See the Arrow on the picture to help find the archway.)
  • Go straight ahead past the cafeteria then on directly to the end of the large room.
  • As you walk to the rear of the large room, check out the beautiful garden outside on the left. The Drake staff tells us that in the fall or spring, if we like, we could use the garden space for a cookout.
  • If you are now at the end of the large room, you’ve made it.

October 2019

Scott Schroeder, Monroe County CWRT: The Find of the War: Lee’s Lost Order, the 27th Indiana, and the Road to Antietam

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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It was the single bloodiest day in American history. This lecture discusses the people and places associated with the lost order as well as explores the questions: “Who lost the order – or was it lost?”, “Who found the order?”, and “What were the cascade of events that occurred as a result of the lost order being found?” among others.

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November 2019

Scott Mingus, Sr., York, PA: William “Extra Billy” Smith

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

West Pavilion at Drake Center, 151 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45216 United States
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William “Extra Billy” Smith, the oldest and one of the most controversial Confederate generals on the field at Gettysburg, was also one of the most colorful and charismatic characters of the Civil War and the antebellum Old South. Known nationally as “Extra Billy” because of his prewar penchant for finding loopholes in government postal contracts to gain extra money for his stagecoach lines, Smith served as Virginia’s governor during both the War with Mexico and the Civil War, served five terms in the U.S. Congress, and was one of Virginia’s leading spokesmen for slavery and States’ Rights. Extra Billy’s extra-long speeches and wry sense of humor were legendary among his peers. A lawyer during the heady Gold Rush days, Smith made a fortune in California and, like his income earned from stagecoaches, quickly lost it.

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April 2020

Eric Wittenberg, Central Ohio CWRT: Second Winchester

April 16, 2020 @ 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 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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