Roundtable News (6/3/2017)

The Civil War Roundtable of New Hampshire will meet on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:15pm (doors open 6:45). 

We hope you'll enjoy the concept of a Roundtable and join us as a member. Our season runs from September through June. The rate is $25/individual and $40/household. Remember dues help run our group and pay our bills.
Our June meeting will feature our own member, Larry Olasky, who'll discuss "Third System Forts." 

Larry's approach is very statistical and informative on the designs of fort and the reasoning behind the designs.

We encourage all our members who wish to present to the RT, to step forward and we'll fit you in the schedule.

IMPORTANT: Members need to attend the June 2017 for our elections! The May meeting we will accept nominations. This June, terms are up for president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and one "at-large" post.

Our by-laws state the president and other really cannot run again, but we have in the past waved this. PLEASE COME FORWARD IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP RUN THIS ROUNDTABLE! It's your RT and we want all to be a part.

We recently heard from Marek Bennett from the New Hampshire Civil War era band, The Hardtacks. They play last May for us for our 25th anniversary.

"I thought you might like to see some of the comics drawn during our Civil War Comics & Music Camp at Keene last summer... The students based their work on the diary of Charles Wilcox, who was captured at Spotsylvania & spent the rest of the war imprisoned in the confederacy.  We've posted some student artwork here: "

Those of you who were around our groups in the 2000s will recall two efforts to build a casino in close proximity to the Gettysburg National Military Park. Both efforts failed.

Here we go again! The same man, David LeVan, has visions of a horse race track/casino off Rte 15 in what reports say is 3 or 4 miles from the NPS property.
We aren't telling people not to gamble, but we don't think that a casino at Gettysburg is appropriate and urge everyone to sign the petition by organized by the group "No Casino Gettysburg." There are other six casino gambling locations in Pennsylvania and one is near Harrisburg, an easy drive from Gettysburg for those who wish to gamble.

This is the third time an attempt is in the works. 

How would veterans of WWII feel if a casino was erected on Normandy? or Iwo Jima? How would YOU feel about a casino at Ground Zero, New York?

How would the veterans of Gettysburg feel about a glitzy casino atmosphere and race track at Gettysburg?

Remember, not all of the battlefield is on park property. Troops were on the Daniel Lady Farm, the Black Horse Tavern, Hunterstown Road, and others places.



William Hallett,
Feb 28, 2017, 6:56 PM