Upcoming CCWRT Program
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Revised Program Schedule for 2024-2025

Because Gene Claridge ascended to the presidency of the Roundtable this year ahead of his expected time to do so, he has made revisions to the original program for 2024-2025. The revised 2024-2025 program schedule can be accessed by clicking on the schedule tab above or by clicking on this link.

Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Website’s Summer Series: Eighth Installment (July 21, 2024)

The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable typically has its season of meetings from September through May. Meetings are normally not held during the summer months of June, July, and August. In order to fill the summer months of 2024, some articles that were published during the 2023-2024 season in the Roundtable’s newsletter, The Charger, will be posted on the website during the summer months of 2024. Articles, all of which were written by members of the Roundtable, will be posted every week or so during the summer. The eighth installment of the Roundtable website’s summer series is The Sweetheart of a Sigma Chi by Brian Kowell. Brian’s article relates a tale of unrequited love involving one of the founders of Sigma Chi Fraternity, who fought in the Civil War as a Confederate officer. Brian’s article can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Previous installments in the 2024 summer series are as follows.
No Caps, No Guns: The Struggle for Confederate Copper
A Civil War Odyssey in Brecksville, Ohio: The Search for William Stacy
When 1 Is Greater Than 620,000
Horseshoes Win the Civil War
A Valorous but Fruitless Service: Native Americans of Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters
A Civil War Actress’ Most Daring Role
History Repeating Itself, without the “Condemned”
Union Irish Heroes at the Battle of Gettysburg

2024 Field Trip – Itinerary and Information for Making a Reservation

The Roundtable’s 2024 field trip is scheduled for September 19-22, 2024 to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A block of rooms has been reserved, and the itinerary includes the cupola of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Lee’s headquarters trail, a group dinner at the Gettysburg Visitor’s Center with access to the Museum and Cyclorama, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Seminary Ridge Museum, and a number of the historic sites on the battlefield (Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, Culp’s Hill, and others). For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity to walk the ground of Pickett’s Charge as well as a Sunday visit to Spangler Farm. Check back for updates. A downloadable PDF, which contains the itinerary and information about making a reservation, can be found by clicking on this link.

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 has been posted on our Facebook page or Twitter account, you do not have to become a member of the Roundtable. Everyone is welcome to view our Facebook page and Twitter account. These can also be accessed by googling “Cleveland Civil War Roundtable” and either “Facebook” or “Twitter” and clicking on the appropriate link in the search results.

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. Since the September 2021 meeting, all of our meetings have been held in person, and barring any future pandemic-related restrictions, we anticipate that all meetings will 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. Reservations must be made no later than eight days prior to the meeting (so we can give a head count to the caterer). For information on making a dinner reservation, click on this link.

2024-2025 Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Program