~~~~The Old Liner~~~~
- Online edition of newsletter -

Ray Atkins, Interim Editor


Future Meetings: 4th Tuesday of each month -
Mark your calendar for 2017 Dates: January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 12
Time: Doors open at 7:00, Business meeting and Speaker: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234.
There is a $5.00 charge for non-members to attend the meeting.  There is NO SMOKING allowed in the Senior Center.  
Views expressed in this Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of members as a whole,
nor do they represent a position taken by the Baltimore Civil War Roundtable.

11/12/2017 We note with sadness the passing of our long time newsletter editor and past president Earle Hollenbaugh.  Arrangements are still pending at this time.  See also https://www.candlelightfuneralhome.com/notices/Earle-HollenbaughJr

Next Meeting: December 12, 2017
Our speaker this month will be genealogist, historian and author Gary L. Dyson. He will speak on his latest book; “The Ambush of the Isaac P. Smith, Family Ties and the Battle on the Stono, January 30, 1863.” The USS Isaac P. Smith was ambushed by Confederate shore batteries and captured on the Stono River near Charleston on January 30, 1863. John Wyer Dicks (Executive Officer) and Frederic Calvin Hills (Paymaster) were officers on theSmith, meeting each other as shipmates, spending time as prisoners of war together, and immediately after the Civil War becoming related when Frederic married John’s daughter Marianne. This book tells the history of theSmithleading up to its capture as well as provides an account of the crew’s captivity, the lives of Dicks and Hills after the war, and some brief biographies of other combatants, North and South. Battle reports and eyewitness accounts were used to describe the battle. This book is published through Lulu.com and is available there as well as Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

Gary L. Dyson is a retired Environmental Specialist from the city of Gaithersburg, MD and a former Marine. He is a lifelong history enthusiast and has spent countless hours reading, researching and exploring battlefields – from the French and Indian War to World War II. Gary owns Dyson Genealogy and Historical Research and is the author of “Ambush of the Isaac P. Smith” and “A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans, the Journals and Reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal.”   He has a BS in Natural Resources Management from Oregon State University. Gary lives in Mount Airy, MD with his wife Emily and has two children away at college. He is also a board member for the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable.




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