Upcoming CCWRT Program
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm

October 2021 Roundtable Meeting Recap: Craig Symonds, David Farragut, and Chester Nimitz

Roundtable members were treated to an outstanding presentation at the October meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. The speaker was Professor Craig Symonds, and he spoke about David Farragut and Chester Nimitz, two iconic U.S. Navy leaders who are separated in wartime history by eight decades, but who shared important traits of leadership. As Professor Symonds pointed out, Farragut and Nimitz both possessed the essential qualities of tolerance, judgement, and determination. Professor Symonds used two battles for which these men are best remembered, Mobile Bay and Midway, to relate how Farragut and Nimitz exhibited their leadership qualities and how they used these qualities to deliver victory. In the lively question-and-answer portion of the meeting, Professor Symonds’ extraordinary knowledge of naval military history was on display as he gave thorough and insightful responses to questions about both Civil War and World War II naval history. The October meeting was a perfect example of why the Roundtable has meetings: interesting information delivered in an awesome presentation by an excellent and incredibly knowledgeable speaker followed by terrific discussion.

Cleveland Civil War Roundtable 2021 Field Trip

The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable in the field at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Latest History Brief Now Posted

Roundtable historian Dan Ursu continues his account of Ulysses Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign in his September 2021 history brief. Dan’s latest history brief describes the experiences of Grant’s oldest son, Frederick, during the campaign. Dan’s history brief, Frederick Dent Grant at the Vicksburg Campaign, has been posted and is available for reading.

2021-2022 Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Program

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted many things, and the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable was no exception. Thanks to the magnificent efforts of 2020-2021 Roundtable president Steve Pettyjohn, the Roundtable was able to have an excellent season of meetings and a field trip. These efforts included remote meetings and a change in timing of the typically early autumn field trip. Now that the unprecedented and eventful 2020-2021 season of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable is finished, it is time to look forward to the Roundtable’s next season. Mark Porter, the 2021-2022 Roundtable president, has organized the program for the next season of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, and that program is now posted on our website. More information can be found below regarding the resumption of meetings in September 2021.

Membership Roster and Contact Information

We have worked very hard to improve our membership database and contact information this year, but we know we probably have more work to do. Please be sure to keep us advised of changes in contact information by sending us the information at clecwrt@gmail.com. We monitor that email account on a regular basis, so this would be a big help in making sure we can keep you informed of group activities. If you want to see what Lily Korte has been posting on Twitter and Facebook, you don’t have to join or anything like that. Just google either “Cleveland Civil War Roundtable” and either “Facebook” or “Twitter” and you can see our posts.

New Recruits in the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable

New members in the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable are encouraged to introduce themselves to the group by emailing a photograph and a short biography to the Roundtable (clecwrt@gmail.com). If you don’t want to send a picture or bio, just let us know and give us approval to post your name on the website as a new member.

YouTube Channel

YES! The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable has a YouTube channel! At this time, we have our last six meetings online (October 2020 – March 2021). You can simply Google Cleveland Civil War Roundtable YouTube and get to our “channel.” You can also use the following link:

Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Monthly Meetings

Meeting Time: Monthly meetings of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May. Meetings ordinarily begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. Meetings usually end by around 9:00 p.m. The September 2021 meeting was held in person, and barring any future pandemic-related restrictions, we anticipate that the remaining meetings during the 2021-2022 season will also be held in person.

Meeting Location: In-person meetings are held at the Holiday Inn Independence, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 44131.

Reservations: For in-person meetings, you must make a dinner reservation for any meeting you plan to attend no later than the Friday prior to that meeting (so we can give a head count to the caterer). Make your reservation by sending an email to: ccwrtreserve@gmail.com

2021-2022 Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Program