Upcoming CCWRT Program
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm

September 2021 Roundtable Meeting: Video of the Meeting

The September 2021 meeting kicked off our 2021-2022 season in grand fashion. Our speaker, Dan Welch, gave a terrific presentation on “Ohio Units at the Battle of Antietam.” Dan’s presentation was very informative and engaging. A video of the meeting, which includes Dan’s excellent presentation, is available on the Roundtable’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_lel7P54Do).

Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Field Trip: Chickamauga-Lookout Mountain-Missionary Ridge, September 24-25, 2021

The 2021 field trip of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable is scheduled for September 24 to 25 at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge. Mark Porter, president of the Roundtable, has organized this year’s field trip, and the pertinent information and itinerary are below. Questions about the field trip should be sent to Mark by email (mp@mporterlaw.com).

The cost for the trip is $200 per attendee. This cost includes two dinners, two lunches, presentations by invited speakers, and admission to battlefields and historic sites. This cost does not include the attendees’ cost for travel, hotel room, or breakfast. Make checks payable to CCWRT, and send not later than September 1, 2021 to:

Bob Pence, Treasurer
1419 Honeygold Lane
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Ridge (1441 North Smith Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37412). The phone number for the hotel is 423-308-0111, and the cost is approximately $160 per night. Attendees should contact the hotel to make a room reservation. When making a reservation, indicate that you are with the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable in order to obtain the best room price.

Attendees should make their own arrangements for travel to Chattanooga in time to begin the field trip on the morning of September 24.

Schedule of Events

September 24, 8:30 a.m.: Muster at hotel parking lot for departure to Chickamauga Battlefield tour with guide R. Carter

September 24, Noon: Lunch at Choo Choo Bar-B-Q

September 24, 5:00 p.m.: Return to hotel from battlefield tour

September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Sit-down dinner at hotel; presentation by Professor Andrew Bledsoe, University of Tennessee-Cleveland

September 25, 8:30 a.m.: Muster at parking lot for departure to Lookout Mountain-Missionary Ridge with guide Jim Ogden

September 25, Noon: Lunch at Chattanooga Choo Choo Restaurant

September 25, 5:00 p.m.: Return to hotel from battlefield tour

September 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Sit-down dinner; presentation by Jim Ogden, National Park Service

September 26: Depart Chattanooga

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. In ordinary times, meetings 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. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 2020 to April 2021 Roundtable meetings were held via Zoom. The May 2021 meeting was both in-person and streamed. Please check back for further information about attendance at meetings when we are closer to the resumption of meetings in September 2021.

Meeting Location: In-person meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Independence, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 44131. This is where the May 2021 meeting was held.

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