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

May 2021 History Brief by Roundtable Historian Dan Ursu Now Posted

Roundtable historian Dan Ursu continues his recounting of Ulysses Grant’s brilliant Vicksburg Campaign in the May 2021 history brief. Dan’s May 2021 history brief picks up the story of Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign from the point where Dan left off in his February 2021 history brief. Dan’s May 2021 history brief, which is now posted on the Roundtable’s website, is Grant Advances from the Big Black River and Assaults Vicksburg – May 18 to 22, 1863.

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.

Petersburg Field Trip

The long-awaited Petersburg field trip took place April 30–May 1. There were 13 hardy members and guests who spent two informative and interesting days on the battlefield supplemented by two evenings with getting to know each other at dinner. Pamplin Park did a wonderful job of hosting us. Tim Talbott, Director of Education, was our guide for the two days on the battlefield and did an excellent job of guiding us through this long and complex campaign. Amanda Powell, our coordinator for the event, also did a wonderful job in setting up our lunches, dinner at Pamplin Park, and a night at the Museum of the Civil War Soldier, which is located at Pamplin Park.

I have heard nothing but positive feedback by those who attended, and we are all looking forward to Mark Porter’s planned trip to Chickamauga and Chattanooga in September!

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