CWRTNH News

The next meeting of the CWRT of NH will take place on September 14, 2018 at the Epping Town Hall (upstairs). Doors open about 6:45pm with the meeting beginning at 7:15pm. We welcome anyone with an interest in the American Civil War. (NOTE: special date)
Although the date has been set, we are currently on our summer break. Details of the September meeting will be forth-coming.

Our June meeting featured elections. Dave Gobbi was re-elceted to the board for the 3 year term, and new-comer Robert Hodgman will take over as interim for the spot vacated by Lorrie O'Connor.

Lorrie is moving back to her home state of Illinois and will be missed by many in our group. We wish her well.

It's a bitter sweet moment as Lorrie has been a great member and served as a board member for quite some time now. She has talked about Civil War nurse, Harriet Dame, and portrayed her at various places such as Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH. 

She also hosted a Yard Sale a few years back as a fundraiser for the Civil War Roundtable of New Hampshire and it was a great success!

Thanks for all your help in the RT! 

Looking for a fun things to do? Below came from the Joshua L. Chamberlain CWRT:

"This is an invitation to all of your members and volunteers to joins us for a walking tour of Evergreen Cemetery in Portland focusing on the Civil War veterans interred therein.  There are over 1400 CW including Holman Melcher, officer and Little Round Top veteran in the 20th Maine, Dr. Abner O. Shaw the 20th Maine Army Surgeon who helped save Chamberlain after his wounding at Petersburg and many, many others.  The tour begins at the Chapel at 10:30 AM and will last just a little more than one hour.

Please post and extend our invitation.

Steven Garrett
President, Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable"
(if you need more info on this, please contact me or the JLCCWRT)

For those new to our group, we are a bunch of men and women interested in the American Civil War. We have been around for 27 years and feature various topics within the realm of the war, from regiments, personalities, technology, battles, etc.

(photo from May 1996 as members of the CWRT of NH visited Gettysburg National Military Park)

We have our schedule posted through the end of 2018 and some dates in 2019. 

Looking for something to do?

CHAMBERLAIN HAPPY HOUR
Third Thursday June-September at the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, 5-7PM. Program starts at 5:30PM. RSVP required and space is extremely limited. Pay at door. Cost: Free to Chamberlain Museum docents, $5 PHS members, $10 general public. Includes refreshments.

July 19: Maine Roads to Gettysburg (new book) ~ Tom Huntington
The story of Colonel Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry on Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg has entered into legend. But there’s much more to Maine at Gettysburg than that one regiment. The state’s soldiers made their presence felt all over the Pennsylvania battlefield during three days of fighting in July 1863—and during the two years of war before that. In a talk about his new book, Maine Roads to Gettysburg, Tom Huntington tells stories about soldiers from the Pine Tree State who made their presence felt during the Civil War’s biggest battle. Book signing to follow.

Aug 16: Unrequited Love: Letters of Chamberlain’s Granddaughter and Her Married Lover ~ Ted Chamberlain
Secret trysts! May-December romance! Torrid love letters! No, it’s not a soap opera… it’s the newly-revealed affair between Joshua Chamberlain’s granddaughter, Rosamond Allen, and her college roommate’s married father. Phew! Mr. Chamberlain (Ted, that is) shares some of the steamy sweet nothings in the hundreds of letters and explains how this illicit romance impacted Allen’s life.

Sept 20: Chamberlain and the GAR ~ Steve Garrett
Veteran Chamberlain Museum docent Steve Garrett shares the history and influence of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) including Chamberlain’s involvement with the various posts in Maine, especially Brunswick Post #22, Bath, Freeport. His research includes local news coverage of the day, as well as Chamberlain’s own speeches.

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