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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Website’s Summer Series

William Faulkner

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 2022, some articles that were published during the 2021-2022 season in the Roundtable’s newsletter, The Charger, will be posted on the website during the summer months of 2022. Articles, all of which were written by members of the Roundtable, will be posted every week or so during the summer. The eighth and final installment of the Roundtable website’s summer series is titled The Sound and the Fury: William Faulkner’s Great-Grandfather. The article was written by Roundtable member Brian D. Kowell, and it focuses on the great-grandfather of noted American author William Faulkner. William Faulkner’s great-grandfather, William Clark Falkner, had a remarkable life that included a significant Civil War career. The article can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Previous installments in the Roundtable website’s summer series are as follows.

David vs. Goliath at Hampton Roads: The CSS Squib vs. the USS Minnesota

The Near Capture of Ulysses Grant by Confederate General Jackson

The Highest Ranking Black Officer in the Civil War

A Review of Robert E. Lee: A Life by Allen C. Guelzo

A Footnote in Civil War History

The Confederacy’s Ferrous Stonewall in a Far East Civil War

Was “Prince John” Only Acting?

I’ll trade you a Fredericksburg for a Winchester and a Pea Ridge.

Cleveland and the Civil War

Dennis Keating, a member and past president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, recently published a book titled Cleveland and the Civil War. Dennis has some events for his book in the next several weeks as listed below.

July 30, 2022: Fireside Books (Chagrin Falls) Authors’ Festival (12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.)

August 20, 2022: Loganberry Books (Larchmere, Cleveland) Authors Festival (12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.)

September 1, 2022: Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Coventry Branch (7:00 p.m.)

Dennis may also participate in the Civil War Weekend at Hale Farm (August 12 to 13, 2022), but that has not yet been finalized. An update will be posted when available.


Click on the book link above to purchase Dennis’ book from Amazon. Part of the proceeds from any book purchased from Amazon through the CCWRT website is returned to the CCWRT to support its education and preservation programs.

Field Trip 2022 Update (posted July 12, 2022)

At long last, updates on our September 2022 Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Field Trip!

As previously announced, our trip will be to the Shenandoah Valley, following the 1864 campaign in the area around Winchester, Virginia. The dates for the field trip will be September 23 and 24 (Friday and Saturday), with the preceding Thursday and following Sunday to be used as travel dates. Guests should plan to arrive at the hotel Thursday evening. Google Maps suggests Winchester is slightly over 5 hours away from Cleveland by car, so it should be a relatively easy drive.

The cost per attendee will be $145 per person, which will cover all trip expenses, minus the cost of the hotel and the cost of dinner each night. I would like to get a final headcount for attendees by the first week of September, and payment will need to be made, at the absolute latest, on the date of our September meeting (September 14, 2022), though the sooner you can pay, the better.

Checks can be made payable to the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable and can be sent to our regular mailing address:

Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
P.O. Box 43280
Cleveland, Ohio 44143-0280

Conveniently enough, you can also include your annual dues by mailing them to the same address as your field trip payment, so if you want to get all your payments out of the way in one go, you are welcome to do so.

Our hotel for the field trip will be the Hampton Inn Winchester N. The phone number is 504-678-4000. The address is:

Hampton Inn Winchester N
1204 Berryville Ave
Winchester, VA 22601

The hotel’s website is: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/wnchhhx-hampton-winchester-n-conference-center/

I made a group reservation for the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, so be sure to mention that to get the group rate. If you are booking online via the website, type 600 into the “Group Code” field under the “Special Rates” tab to get to the Roundtable rooms.

The cutoff date for booking with the group code is September 8, so make sure you reserve your hotel room before then.

Continuing a tradition from recent field trips, we will be traveling by car caravan from site to site, rather than by bus, as we will be traveling on some smaller historic roads which would be more difficult for a bus to traverse. (This will also have the beneficial side effect of keeping the overall cost of the trip down.)

Additionally, some of the battlefields on the tour will involve more walking than others. Third Winchester and Cedar Creek will involve the most walking, and Fisher’s Hill has a moderate amount. If anyone who wants to attend has limited mobility, difficulty walking, or related concerns, let me know, as our guide says he may be able to adapt some of the routes.

The current plan for box lunches during the field trip involves a local barbecue place that was well-recommended, but if anyone has any specific dietary needs or restrictions which may not be accommodated by the meal options (food allergies, gluten-free diet, vegetarian/vegan, etc.), please let me know in advance so that I can see whether any alternate meals can be arranged.

Finally, if any members are interested in carpooling with each other to save on gas prices or for convenience, feel free to email ccwrtreserve@gmail.com and I can put people in contact with each other for making travel arrangements. You can use this email address for any other questions or comments about the field trip as well, as we have no dinner reservations to worry about until two months from now.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Winchester in September!

-Lily Korte, Roundtable President

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.

YouTube Channel

YES! The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable has a YouTube channel! Some of our meetings were recorded, and videos of the recorded meetings can be viewed on our YouTube channel. You can simply Google Cleveland Civil War Roundtable YouTube and get to our “channel.” You can also use the following link:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCKZSgSSm7w__X8dByhgk6iQ

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