Upcoming CCWRT Program
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Historian Dan Ursu Concludes His Account of the Vicksburg Campaign in His July 2021 History Brief

The final installment of Roundtable historian Dan Ursu’s account of the Vicksburg Campaign is in Dan’s July 2021 history brief. The July 2021 history brief continues where Dan left off in the June 2021 history brief and concludes the story of the conquest of Vicksburg by a Union army under the command of Ulysses Grant. Dan’s July 2021 history brief, his final one for the 2020-2021 Roundtable season, is now posted on the Roundtable’s website. Dan’s July 2021 history brief is Vicksburg Falls – Pemberton Surrenders to Grant – July 2 to July 4, 1863.

A depiction of the meeting between Grant and Pemberton, during which they discussed the terms of surrender for Vicksburg

Farewell Message from Immediate Past President Steve Pettyjohn

The 2020-2021 season of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable was made uniquely challenging because of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Steve Pettyjohn steadfastly guided the Roundtable through that difficult year by organizing monthly Zoom meetings in place of our usual in-person meetings. After presiding over monthly Zoom meetings from September through April, Steve was able to hold an in-person meeting at his final meeting as president in May 2021. At that meeting Steve gave a farewell message to the Roundtable in which he discussed the many challenges and accomplishments during his tenure as president. Steve’s farewell message can be read here.

Steve Pettyjohn presiding over the May 2021 meeting

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