Meeting: December 10, 2013
Due to inclement weather all Baltimore County recreation programs
are cancelled and all Senior Centers are closed on Tuesday, December
Therefore, the Baltimore Civil War Roundtable meeting scheduled for
tonight, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 has been cancelled.
Earle Hollenbaugh, President
Our speaker will be
in 2001, The National Civil War Museum in
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the largest museum
in the country dedicated to telling the complete
story of the war from the viewpoint of both
sides. The museum holds more than 4,000 three
dimensional artifacts and over 21,000 archival
items including manuscripts, diaries, letters,
photographic images, newspapers, and
correspondence dating from 1861-1865. Join the
museum’s new CEO Wayne Motts on a journey of the
history of the war illustrated by some of the
nations’ rarest surviving Civil War artifacts in
the museum’s collection.
Meeting: November 26, 2013
Our speaker will be our own President Earle Hollenbaugh.
Originally from Northern New York, Earle has been
the Newsletter editor for over the last decade. He has also
served the Roundtable as Vice-President and as a Member of the
Board of Directors. Earle is a retired Analyst for the Federal
Government and a long-time Catonsville resident. In addition to
his Civil War related activities Earle is also a talented
musician/singer and an avid golfer.
Earle will be providing a PowerPoint presentation
on Confederate General George Hume Steuart and the Steuart
family of Maryland.
The first Steuart (George Hume) immigrated to America in
1721. The family soon established themselves as powerful and
influential Marylanders. Members served as commanders of the
militia, as well as mayors and even a Maryland Governor. The
family’s fortunes were almost completely destroyed as a result
of their support of the Confederate Government and service in
the Confederate Army.
General George Hume
Meeting: October 22, 2013
Our speaker will be Angie Atkinson. Angie Atkinson
will be presenting "The Bureau of Military Information," a
PowerPoint program focusing on the intelligence gathering
organization within the Army of the Potomac. Organized by
General Joseph Hooker, this small, yet important, group of men
were able to infiltrate the Confederate army to gather
knowledge, interrogate prisoners and complete cover operations
to try and ensure victory for the Union. This program will focus
on the history of the BMI as well at its use during the
Mrs. Atkinson has worked for the National Park Service for
the past 13 years in places such as Independence National
Historical Park, Vicksburg National Military Park, Natchez
National Historical Park and Gettysburg National Military Park.
She hold a BA in History from Shippensburg University and
recently completed her MA in Applied History from the same
university. She currently lives in Fairfield, PA with her
husband Matt and their son Ben.
Col. George Henry Sharpe
Meeting: September 24, 2013
Our speaker will be Theresa Chevery. Theresa has
been a member of the Chesapeake Civil War Roundtable since 2001,
serving variously for nine of those years as
Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President and President.
The explosion and sinking of the Sultana is the worst
maritime disaster in US History, however, it remains relatively
unknown. Because it happened at the end of the war, it was
over-shadowed by other events -- most especially the
assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the search for his killer,
John Wilkes Booth. Of the approximate 1700 people that lost
their lives that night, the majority of them were recently
released from Andersonville and Cahaba prisoner of war camps,
but there were civilians also. There were many reasons the
Sultana sank that night and that story, along with the stories
of many who perished as well as those who survived and witnessed
the disaster should be more widely known.
August 2013 - No meeting
Meeting: July 23, 2013
Our speaker will be
Lester Brooks was reared in Cleveland, Ohio; earned a 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. He also
teaches continuing education classes on the Civil War that
combine lectures with battlefield visits.
Dr. Brooks will discuss Sherman’s capture of Atlanta.
Meeting: June 25, 2013
Our speaker will be the inimitable
Wayne Schaumburg. Wayne has been giving
illustrated lectures on Baltimore History for over 20 years,
covering a variety of topics from architecture to the Civil War.
For the last eighteen years, he has led tours through
Baltimore’s landmark Greenmount Cemetery.
Born and raised in the
Waverly section of Baltimore, Wayne Schaumburg graduated from
Baltimore City College in 1964. He attended Towson University,
majoring in both history and geography. Wayne also holds a
Masters Degree in history from Morgan State University and a
Masters of Liberal Arts Degree from Johns Hopkins University.
He has taught social
studies in the Baltimore City School system for 36 years and is
currently assigned to the Upton School (#303). In addition,
Wayne teaches part-time for Baltimore County Community
Education, Roland Park Country School, Harford Community
College, Auburn Society at Towson University and the Evergreen
Society at Johns Hopkins University.
Wayne will present a
slide show as part of his continuing series examining Baltimore
people and places during the Civil war. If you have never seen
Wayne speak, you owe it to yourself to make this meeting.
Meeting: May 28, 2013
Our speaker will be our own Board Member
Lee Hodges. His topic is:Desertion in the Civil War.
Lee will address, among other questions: How many desertions
were there? Who was likely to desert? What were some of the
motivations for deserting? How did soldiers desert and where did
they go after doing so? What actions did the Union and
Confederate governments take to combat it? Finally, what effect
did desertion have on the war?
"Lee has been a member of the BCWRT since 2003. He has been
extremely interested in the Civil War since early childhood. He
graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County
(UMBC) with a B.A. and M.A. in history, with particular emphasis
on American history and the U.S. presidency. Lee serves as
Research and Analysis Specialist for the Public Affairs Alliance
of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), a nonpartisan organization
dedicated to promoting awareness of issues of interest to the
Iranian-American community. Lee is a pianist and composer, and
graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a
Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. Lee is also
a writer and has had articles published in Washington Opera
Magazine, among other publications. Lee spoke to the
BCWRT in October 2011, giving a talk on the battle of Olustee,
Meeting: April 23, 2013
Our speaker this month is Professor Dave Booz.
The Battle of Chancellorsville was a landmark
engagement in the history of warfare. It served as perhaps the
single greatest example of Robert E. Lee’s tactical genius and
Stonewall Jackson’s troop leadership. But Chancellorsville
ultimately turned out to be a devastating blow to the future of
Dave Booz is an adjunct professor in the Civil
War Era Studies department at Gettysburg College. He teaches at
McDaniel College and Carroll Community College as well. He spent
30 years as an educator in the Carroll County, Maryland system
and also works for the American Institute for History Education.
He is also active in the North-South Skirmish Association and
shoots competitively with Civil War firearms. He currently
resides with his wife, Barbara, near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Professor Booz will provide a discussion on the Battle of
Chancellorsville accompanied by a Powerpoint presentation.
Lee - Jackson Statue, Baltimore, Maryland
Meeting: March 26, 2013
Date: March 26, 2013
Time: Cocktail Hr. -
6:00, Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Parkville Heritage Gardens, Parkville Shopping Ctr,
Harford and Taylor Ave.
This month is The Baltimore Civil War Roundtable Annual
Dinner. Our speaker will be Scott Hartwig David Scott
Hartwig was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1955 and grew up in
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia. He attended
the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming from 1974 1979,
graduating in 1978. While attending the university he studied
under, and grew to know quite well, E. B. "Pete" Long, a
wonderful man possessed with an astounding knowledge of the
In 1979 Hartwig accepted a seasonal position with the
National Park Service at Gettysburg NMP. In the summer of 1980
he began work as a full-time historical interpreter at the
Eisenhower NHS. He transferred to Gettysburg NMP in 1981, and in
1988 was promoted to Supervisory Park Ranger. In 1994 he was
promoted to Supervisory Park Historian.
Scott will give a slide presentation on the
Battles for South Mountain.
Meeting: February 26, 2013
Meeting: January 22, 2013
Our speaker will be BCWRT Honorary Life
member Courtney Wilson.
This month the Baltimore Civil War Roundtable
welcomes the return of Courtney B. Wilson as our speaker.
Mr. Wilson will once again be offering informal appraisals and
discussions regarding Civil War Collectibles. Almost everyone
has some Civil War artifact that you have always wondered how
much it may be worth; or just what is it? We encourage you to
bring those items to the meeting this month for Courtney’s
inspection and appraisal.
Mr. Wilson holds a Masters Degree in American
History. A lifelong student of military history and memorabilia
he has worked the field of history throughout most of his
career. First with the National Park Service, then as the
president of a military antiques and appraisal firm, to his
current position as the Director of the B+O Railroad Museum in
Baltimore. He is the only 2 time winner of the Academy Award for
Tourism Professional of the Year (2004 and 2007). Mr. Wilson is
a Brigadier General in the Maryland National Guard and commands
the 350 officers and enlisted men of the Maryland Defense Force.
Our speaker will be former President Bob
Bob was a high school history teacher for over a
decade. He currently teaches evening courses at Anne Arundel
Community College in addition to speaking to a variety of groups
on topics such as the American Civil War in the Western Theater,
World War II in the Pacific, and the Napoleonic Wars. He has led
United States Army officers on staff rides over the Chickamauga
and Chattanooga battlefields. Besides Civil War battlefields,
his travels include tours of World War II battlefields in the
Pacific as well as Normandy, the Bulge, Verdun, and various
Napoleonic sites in Europe.
Bob will present a discussion and slide show on George
Thomas and the Battle of Chicamauga.
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