Roundtable News - updated 5/29/21

The CWRT of NH meetings ARE BACK!!! We will meet on Friday, June 18, 2021. June 2021 we'll meet at the Epping Community Church, 4 Pleasant St, Epping, NH. This church is at the intersection near the Town Hall. Doors open 6:45pm and the meeting will begin at 7:15pm. THIS WILL NOT BE TELEVISED NOR STREAMED. Seating will be spread out to allow a more comfortable experience in these times. NO REFRESHMENTS WILL BE OFFERED AT THIS TIME.
 
Join us for our June 18, 2021 meeting as we welcome a man from the Pittsburgh, PA, area, Carlton Young, who'll discuss his book.
Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering an enormous collection of letters written by two soldiers during the Civil War, but not knowing why the letters were there.
Faced with that situation, Carleton Young spent more than a decade visiting battlefields and researching the two Vermont soldiers. In Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War, he tells the story of two brothers who witnessed and made history by
fighting in the Peninsula Campaign, then at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek. They then preserved that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters. 

Carleton Young has undergraduate degrees in economics from Westminster College and in English from Point Park University, an MA in history from Ohio University, and his PhD in the history of education from the University of Pittsburgh. For 37 years he taught AP American history at Thomas Jefferson High School in Pittsburgh. He has also taught classes as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, Eastern Gateway Community College, and in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
(photo: Carleton Young)
We have be around since May 1991 and run completely on dues and money raised through fundraising and donations.

If you are a new guest, please consider joining our group. We accept both types, fans of blue and gray, into our fold.

Rates are $25 individual and $40 family/household.

(photo: Veteran points to his name on the PA Mon. at Gettysburg)
It was GREAT to be back and meet IN PERSON at our May meeting!
Something in the human condition seems to require in-person connections and socializing. No matter how many virtual meetings or video presentations you may have seen in the last year, being together in person cannot be replaced.

We had 17 people in attendance and we thank our speaker, Konrad Hodgman for a topic that not only gave pause, but sparked a good amount of conversation in the Q & A.

Our June meeting will also include a brief election of some key posts for this group per our bylaws. PLEASE let us know if you are interested in helping this group. We've survived 30 years, including a pandemic, with the work of volunteers! New blood is always good. Email if you're interested: cwrtnh@gmail.com 

For those new to our group, we take summers off, so after the June meeting, we'll return in September with Patrick Falci - we hope. (Please note the date as well, as it'll be the 2nd Friday)

Beyond June we aren't yet sure where we might be meeting and Pat's New England trip is contingent up the Chamberlain CWRT and the CWRT of the Merrimack as well.
As you make your long awaited summer plans, vacations, and road trips, it's interesting to see how New Hampshire veterans spent summers at The Weirs at Lake Winnipesaukee. A good review is found HERE.

Should we make it in September, it'll be a special 30th Anniversary meeting! Special things will be in store.

Our RT promotes historic preservation and is keeping tabs on the House Bill # HR7608, which would remove ALL Confederate markers and monuments from ALL American battlefields. The Democrats are in support of this bill and we will pass along any new news.

During the Covid-19 lock-down, made people turned to video presentations and here are few that may be of interest:

Duane Shaffer, co-founder of the Civil War Roundtable of New Hampshire has put together a video lecture series on the battle of Gettysburg that can be watched from anywhere. Talks are available through the Sanibel Library's website (link HERE). 

Dr Michael Schroeder, past president of this roundtable did a talk for the Berwick Public Library. "A Dam Fine Regt: the 29th Maine and the Red River Campaign of 1864." Click to watch: HERE 

Bill Hallett, another past president of this roundtable, spoke in November 2020 at the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable (in Maryland) on the "Baltimore Pratt Street Riot." HERE

Epping TV's website has a number of past CWRTNH meetings streaming. Re-live past meetings or see ones you missed! HERE 

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has great presentations: HERE 

Some of the best on-site preventions and tour can be found  by the American Battlefield Trust, hosted by Garry Adelman with help from various historians & battlefield guides: HERE

Many good programs can by found on C-Span 3 on the weekends for American History TV.Many of the programs also stream. For more, click HERE.



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