Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable Sets Inaugural Meeting Sept. 11

The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable will hold its inaugural meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Center for Business and Industry (BI) on the La Plata Campus. The roundtable is open to anyone interested in the Civil War.

The roundtable will host monthly meetings, the second Tuesday of every month from September through May, according to Dr. Brad Gottfried, the roundtable president, author of nine books on the Civil War and CSM president. Meetings will feature a guest speaker, usually an author or historian, who will present some aspect of the Civil War, followed by group discussion. 

The group is planning field trips to battlefields and historic sites, adoption of monuments on battlefields and a newsletter.

The first meeting will feature a presentation by Kevin Knapp, who will portray Thaddeus S. Lowe, the chief aeronaut (balloonist) of the Army of the Potomac.

Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable officers for the first year include Gottfried, Ben Sutherland as vice president, Ron Sweeny as treasurer and Greg Stottlemyer as recording secretary.

 Annual membership dues are $30. For information, contact Gottfried at bgottfried@csmd.edu or 301-934-7625.

 

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Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable Meeting. 7 p.m., Sept. 11. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Room 113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable will hold its monthly meeting to introduce officers and discuss upcoming presentations, trips to battlefields and historic sites, and future roundtable activities. The inaugural meeting will feature a presentation by Kevin Knapp, who will portray Thaddeus S. Lowe, the chief aeronaut (balloonist) of the Army of the Potomac. The roundtable is open to anyone interested in the Civil War. Annual membership dues are $30. For information, contact Dr. Brad Gottfried, Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable president at bgottfried@csmd.edu or 301-934-7625.

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