Our speaker will be Dr. Lester Brooks.
He will speak on the November 1864 Battle of
A native of
Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Brooks
earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana
University, a master's degree from Howard
University, and his Ph.D. in History from the
University of Michigan.
In 1982 he began
teaching U.S. History, Civil War Era, and
African American History at Anne Arundel
Community College. Dr. Brooks is
Program Coordinator of the Chesapeake
Civil War Roundtable and also teaches
continuing education classes on the Civil War
that combine lectures with battlefield visits.
Dr. Brooks is the author of
several brief articles and a past recipient of
the AACC Student Association
Teacher of the Year award.
Notes from the President 1/2018
Happy New Year! I hope and trust that
entered 2018 in good health and in fine spirits.
We will embark on our 2018 journey on January 23
when Chesapeake Civil War Roundtable Program
Coordinator and Anne Arundel Community College
Professor Dr. Lester Brooks presents a program
on the Battle of Franklin. This November 1864
clash was one of the most significant actions
during the later phase of the Civil War. The
meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Usually disguised as males, many women, on
both sides, took up arms during the war. On
February 27 historian and reenactor Anita
Henderson will introduce you to one special
female horse soldier. Author, historian Bob
O’Connor will have a ‘first person” presentation
on Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln’s friend and
self-appointed bodyguard, on March 27.
Last September, we thought our April 24
Annual Banquet was basically arranged. Since
then, the event has turned into an adventure.
First our location, Parkville Heritage Gardens
ceased operation (we will announce a new
location in the near future). Then, to make
matters worse, our scheduled speaker, noted
author and historian Edward Bonekemper , died
last month (Requiescat
in pace). Fortunately, we have been able to
schedule National Park Service Historian
Emeritus, Ed Bearss, to be our speaker.
On May 22, author
Mingus Sr. will speak on his book, The Second
Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory
That Opened the Door to Gettysburg June 13-15,
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Remember, it’s time to
renew your membership for 2018. Yearly dues
are $25.00 for an individual membership, $35.00
for a family membership. If you have already
paid, Ray Atkins will have your membership card
at out next meeting. We are always looking
for new members. Invite a friend to our
meetings. The BCWRT has many good things
happening. Please spread the word.
Robert L. Ford,
See new link in Gallery -
Intelligence in the Civil War
January 28, 2018 at 1 PM.
Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes
Booth, Historian Dave Taylor will be addressing the
Archeological Society of Maryland, Central Chapter group with
some of the lesser known stories of the Lincoln assassination
saga that follow an archaeological theme (i.e. stories that
involve digging and discovery) in his talk entitled "Unearthed
Stories of the Lincoln Assassination". The talk will
be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Natural
History Society of Maryland located at 6908 Belair Road,
Baltimore, MD 21206. The public is welcome.
The event is free. The Natural History Society
of Maryland at 6908 Belair Road, lecture room has a capacity of
175 persons. For additional information; contact Stephen