spacer spacer Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table

Speakers for 2016 - 2017:

Sep 7, 2016:  Ed Bonekemper - "The Lost Cause"
Oct 5, 2016:  Matthew Cost - "Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain"
Nov 2, 2016:  James Hessler and Wayne Motts - "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg"
Dec 7, 2016:  Mark Grim - as Maj. General John F. Hartranft
Jan 4, 2017:  Jaan Troltenier - "Our Women and the War: Women in Civil War Art"
Feb 1, 2017:  Roger Arthur - "U.S. Grant Considered: Why Grant Should Be Considered America's Best General"
Mar 1, 2017:  Charlie Zahm - maritime and nautical music
Apr 5, 2017:  Scott Mingus - "Flames Beyond Gettysburg"
May 3, 2017:  Bruce Mowday and Karl Kuerner - "Gettysburg: Emotions Captured on Canvas and With Words"
May 9, 2017 Annual Banquet:  Dennis Frye - "Did McClellan out-think Lee during the first invasion?"

Speakers for 2015 - 2016:

Sep 2, 2015:  Dave Walter - "Camp Elder: The Strange Story of Westtown's Civil War P.O.W. Camp"
Oct 7, 2015:  John Hoptak - "Going Home, Grand Review and Demobilization"
Nov 4, 2015:  Jaan Troltenier - "Homer Goes to War"
Dec 2, 2015:  Craig Garner - "Rebecca Wright and the Third Battle of Winchester"
Jan 6, 2016:  Roger Arthur - "The Lessons of Fredericksburg"
Feb 3, 2016:  Malcolm Johnstone - "Lincolnís First Biography"
Mar 2, 2016:  Charlie Zahm - "Music of the Civil War"
Apr 6, 2016:  Spring Social
May 4, 2016:  Wayne Motts - "Leadership in the Civil War"
May 10, 2016 Annual Banquet:  Sue Boardman - "Gettysburg Cyclorama"

Speakers for 2014 - 2015:

Sep 3, 2014:  Lou Caban - "Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg"
Oct 1, 2014:  Bruce Mowday - "Pickett's Charge"
Nov 5, 2014:  Jaan Troltenier - "19th Century African American Art"
Dec 3, 2014:  John Hoptak - "South Mountain"
Jan 7, 2015:  Mike Kochan - "Fort Fisher"
Feb 4, 2015:  Dave Walter - "Could the South have won the Civil War? Stonewall Jacksons's Plan to Crush the North"
Mar 4, 2015:  Charlie Zahm - "Songs of the Irish in the Civil War"
Apr 1, 2015:  Roger Arthur - "Lincoln Assassination"
May 6, 2015: Jim Mundy - "The Tanner Manuscript"
May 12, 2015: (Annual Banquet):  Allen Guelzo - "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion"

Speakers for 2013 - 2014:

Sep 4, 2013:  Ed Bonekemper - "How Robert E. Lee lost the Civil War"
Oct 2, 2013:  Jaan Troltenier - "Art of the Civil War"
Nov 6, 2013:  Roger Arthur - "1863: A New Birth of Freedom"
Dec 11, 2013:  Louis Caban - "Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg" (cancelled due to weather conditions)
Jan 8, 2014:  Harriett Mueller - "Clara Barton"
Feb 5, 2014:  Dave Walter - "Stars and Bars Over Philadelphia" (cancelled due to weather conditions)
Mar 5, 2014:  Florence Williams - "1862 Coatesville Ladies Aid Society"
Apr 2, 2014:  Les Rolston - "Home of the Brave: Immigrants who received the Medal of Honor", plus our Spring Social
May 7, 2014: James Gindlesperger - "CSS Alabama vs. USS Kersarge"
May 13, 2014: (Annual Banquet):  J.D. Petruzzi - "Gettysburg: Casualties related to the entire campaign"

Speakers for 2012 - 2013:

Sep 5, 2012:  Sid Copel - "Notable Civil War Personalities"
Oct 3, 2012:  Roger Arthur - "1862"
Nov 7, 2012:  Mike Plunkett - Musical Presentation: "Paddy Has Gone For A Soldier"
Dec 5, 2012:  Dave Walter and Don Ernsberger - "Meade's Breakthrough with the PA Reserves at Fredericksburg"
Jan 2, 2013:  Traditional Round Table Discussion
Feb 6, 2013:  Christopher Densmore - "Emancipation and the Pennsylvania Quakers"
Mar 6, 2013:  Charlie Zahm - "Civil War Music"
Apr 3, 2013:  John Michael Priest - "Into the Fight: Pickettís Charge at Gettysburg"
May 1, 2013: Melissa Yiaski Rabinsky - "Mary Todd Lincoln : Before, During and After Mr. Lincoln"
May 14, 2013: (Annual Banquet):  Robert L. Hodge - "Confederates in the Attic"

Speakers for 2011 - 2012:

Sep 7, 2011:  Sid Copel - "Civil War Entertainment"
Oct 5, 2011:  Louis Caban - "Lee's Retreat from Petersburg"
Nov 2, 2011:  Dave Walter and Don Ernsberger - "Battle of Ball's Bluff"
Dec 7, 2011:  Dan Cashin - "Confederate Privateers"
Jan 4, 2012:  Hugh Boyle - "Dan Sickles"
Feb 1, 2012:  Jack Lieberman, Capt USN (Ret) - "Commodore Percival Drayton, USN"
Mar 7, 2012:  Charlie Zahm - Musical Presentation, plus our March Social
Apr 4, 2012:  Flo Williams - "The Postal System"
May 2, 2012:  Ryan Conroy - "Phoenixville and the Civil War"
May 15, 2012: (Annual Banquet):  Dennis Frye, Chief Historian, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - "Antietam"

Speakers for 2010 - 2011:

Sep 1, 2010:  Roger Arthur - "Meet Col. Roosevelt"
Oct 6, 2010:  Jerry Carrier - "John Hay"
Nov 3, 2010:  Bruce Stocking - "General W. S. Hancock"
Dec 1, 2010:  Dick Simpson - "Battle of Franklin"
Jan 5, 2011:  Roger Arthur - "The Secession Crisis"
Feb 2, 2011:  Meeting cancelled due to the weather
Mar 2, 2011:  Charlie Zahm - "CW Music Program", plus our mid-Winter Social
Apr 6, 2011:  Mike Kochan - "CSS Hunley"
May 4, 2011:  John Walls - "Admiral David Farragut"
May 24, 2011: (Annual Banquet):  Roger Arthur - "Abraham Lincoln: Between April 12 and July 4, 1861"

Speakers for 2009 - 2010:

Sep 2, 2009:  Jim Lawler - "The Story of a Survivor"
Oct 7, 2009:  Roger Arthur - "The Importance of John Brown"
Nov 4, 2009:  Matthew Borowick - "Fitz-John Porter's Court Martial"
Dec 2, 2009:  BVCWRT Members - Discussion of selected topics, plus our Christmas Social
Jan 6, 2010:  Mike Kochan - "USS Monitor"
Feb 3, 2010:  Marc Leepson - "Battle of Monocacy"
Mar 3, 2010:  Dave Booz - "Antietam", plus our Spring Social
Apr 7, 2010:  Roger Arthur - "2nd Manassas"
May 5, 2010:  Chip Crowe - "The Monuments of Gettysburg"
May 25, 2010: (Annual Banquet):  Elizabeth Brown Pryor - "Lee's Views After the War"

Speakers for 2008 - 2009:

Sep 3, 2008:  No Meeting
Oct 1, 2008:  Bill Sitman - "Revenue Cutters (Coast Guard)"
Nov 5, 2008:  Jari Villanueva - "The Civil War Bugle"
Dec 3, 2008:  BVCWRT Members - Discussion of selected topics, plus our Christmas Social
Jan 7, 2009:  Dennis Kelly - "The Army of Tennessee"
Feb 4, 2009:  Roger Arthur - "Lincoln's Legacy"
Mar 4, 2009:  Chip Crowe - "Chickamauga: the Real Story", plus our Spring Social
Apr 1, 2009:  Noah Andre Trudeau - "Southern Storm"
May 6, 2009:  Eugene McIlhone - "Causes of the Civil War"
May 19, 2009: (Annual Banquet):  Mark Neely - "Lincoln, Liberty and the Writ of Habeas Corpus"

Speakers for 2007 - 2008:

Sep 5, 2007:  Dan Cashin - "Ben Butler"
Oct 3, 2007:  Ed Bonekemper - "McClellan: The Failed General"
Nov 7, 2007:  Dave Kohler - "Whatever Happened to our Favorite CW Heroes"
Dec 5, 2007:  Elizabeth Brown Pryor - "Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee", plus our Christmas Social
Jan 2, 2008:  Dennis Kelly - "Battle of 1st Manassas"
Feb 6, 2008:  Chip Crowe - "General George Thomas"
Mar 5, 2008:  BVCWRT Members - "Show and Tell", plus our Spring Social
Apr 2, 2008:  Roger Arthur - "The Importance of John Brown"
May 7, 2008:  Jean Baker - "Mary Todd Lincoln" (Rescheduled from April 2)
May 13, 2008: (Annual Banquet):  Jean Edward Smith - "U. S. Grant"

Speakers for 2006 - 2007:

Sep 6, 2006:  Sid Copel - "Civil War Humor"
Oct 4, 2006:  Michael Kaufman - "American Brutus"
Nov 1, 2006:  Michael Werner - "Jewish Contribution to the War"
Dec 6, 2006:  Group Discussions of Selected Topics and Christmas Social
Jan 3, 2007:  Dave Kohler - "Henry Pleasants & Construction of the Petersburg Mine"
Feb 7, 2007:  Prof. James Hedtke - "Eli Parker, Grant's Secretary"
Mar 7, 2007:  Dennis Kelly - "Fort Pillow"
Apr 4, 2007:  BVCWRT Members - "Show and Tell"
May 2, 2007:  Roger Arthur - "The 97th PVI"
May 8, 2007: (Annual Banquet):  Matthew Pinsker - "Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home"

Speakers for 2005 - 2006:

Sep 7, 2005:  Dr. Thomas Tauber and Harriett Mueller - "Maximilian I: The Austrian Emperor of Mexico"
Oct 5, 2005:  Troy Harman - "Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg"
Nov 2, 2005:  Mike Liddy - "The US Supreme Court & the Civil War"
Dec 7, 2005:  Group Discussions of Selected Topics and Christmas Social
Jan 4, 2006:  Dennis Kelly - "P.G.T. Beauregard"
Feb 1, 2006:  Prof. James Hedtke - "Emory Upton"
Mar 1, 2006:  BVCWRT Members - "Show 'n' Tell"
Apr 5, 2006:  PPHI Members - "Fashion Show"
May 3, 2006:  Roger Arthur - "Lincoln's Purpose for Prosecuting the War"
May 9, 2006: (Annual Banquet):  Dr. James McPherson - "Antietam: Its Significance"

Speakers for 2004-2005 Campaign:

Sep 1, 2004:  Winston Jones - "For God, Country and the Confederacy"
Oct 6, 2004:  Dave Duncan, Civil War Preservation Trust - "Battlefield Preservation"
Nov 3, 2004:  Don Ernsberger - "69th Pennsylvania Rgt."
Dec 1, 2004:  BVCWRT Members - Discussion of Selected Topics
Jan 5, 2005:  Roger Arthur - "Burnside: Misunderstood or Truly Incompetent"
Feb 2, 2005:  Edward Bonekemper - "How Grant Helped Lee Lose the War"
Mar 2, 2005:  Jean Edward Smith - "U. S. Grant" (cancelled due to illness)
Bob Sprague - "The Day the Civil War Began"
Apr 6, 2005:  John Walls - "Slavery, Part 2"
May 4, 2005:  Garry Adelman - "Civil War, Then and Now + Gettysburg Tour"
May 24, 2005: (Annual Banquet):  Jeffry Wert - "The Lee-Longstreet Controversy"

Speakers for 2003-2004 Campaign:

Sep 3, 2003:  Bill Vossler - "Zachariah Chandler, Radical Republican"
Oct 1, 2003:  Jim Mundy - "Tanner Manuscript"
Nov 5, 2003:  Dennis Kelly - "Battle of Stones River"
Dec 3, 2003:  Members - "Show 'n' Tell"
Jan 7, 2004:  Mike Kochan - "Confederate Torpedos"
Feb 4, 2004:  Rob Howard - "Civil War Artilery"
Mar 4, 2004:  Lincoln Panel - "Lincoln: Man, Politician, Writer"
Apr 7, 2004:  Lesley Wood - "Women Physicians"
May 5, 2004:  Sidney Copel - "Infantry Weapons"
May 25, 2004 (Annual Banquet):  Tom Lowry - "Sex in the Civil War"

Speakers for 2002-2003 Campaign:

Sep 4, 2002:  Robert Sprague - "Civil War Music"
Oct 2, 2002:  Professor William Blair (Penn State University) - "Lee as a Southerner: The Man Behind the Myths"
Nov 6, 2002:  Visit to the Chester County Historical Society - "Underground Railroad"
Dec 4, 2002:  John Carr - "Women in the Civil War"
Jan 8, 2003:  Jay Flynn and Lew Stafford - "The Cavalry of the Civil War"
Feb 5, 2003:  Tom Vossler - "Gettysburg Compared to Modern Battles"
Mar 5, 2003:  Professor George Urwin (Temple University) - "The Rise of Custer: 1861 - 1865"
Apr 2, 2003:  John Walls - "Slavery"
May 7, 2003:  Dennis Kelly - "Southern Forts and Northern Ships"
May 28, 2003 (Annual Banquet):  Professor Eric Foner (Columbia University) - "Civil War; Civil Rights: Then and Now"