Roundtable Articles

  • Marching Home to the Beat of a Purloined Melody

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2018-2019, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the March 2019 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. On August 31, 1976 a district court in New York City ruled that former Beatle George Harrison was guilty…

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  • A Life Flavored with Sweet Vanilla and Bitter Injustice

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2018-2019, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the February 2019 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. According to a recent survey by the International Dairy Foods Association, the best-selling flavor of ice cream in the…

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  • Two Wars at a Time: The War within the Civil War

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2018-2019, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the January 2019 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. On September 4, 1957, Ford Motor Company introduced a car that it predicted would revolutionize American automobiles. That car…

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  • It’s a Wonderful Connection

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2018-2019, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the November 2018 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. When the calendar moves to December, among the things we can count on are cold weather, very many holiday…

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  • The Enemy Within: The Confederate Invasion of the White House

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2018-2019, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the October 2018 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. Not surprisingly, whenever Confederate military forces invaded the North, feelings of fear and anxiety were raised among people living…

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  • What I did on my Summer Vacation

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2018-2019, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the September 2018 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. The stereotypical first assignment for students who are returning to school after the summer is to write a report…

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  • The History that the Victors Chose Not to Write

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the March 2018 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. There is a well-known axiom that all is fair in love and war, or, as the expression appears in…

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  • America, Love it or Leave it

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the April 2018 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. America, love it or leave it. People who lived during the 1960s are familiar with this expression, because it…

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  • The First Memorial Day

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the May 2018 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. Near the end of May, we in the U.S. participate in an annual remembrance of those who gave, as…

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  • Sealed with a Kiss

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the February 2018 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. The word sarcasm comes from an ancient Greek word that literally means to tear the flesh. This makes sense,…

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  • The Man Whose Torpedoes Farragut Damned

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the September 2017 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. One of the most famous quotes in U.S. naval history purportedly occurred at the battle of Mobile Bay in…

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  • The Chief Chemist of the Confederacy

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the October 2017 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. The statement, “An army marches on its stomach,” has been attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, but it may have originated…

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  • Like Father, Like Son… or Not

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the November 2017 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. I remember when I was much younger, maybe age 12, my father took my brother and me to see…

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  • The Most Fulfilling Kind of Immortality

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights ReservedThis article was the history brief for the December 2017 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. In its most basic sense, immortality simply means to live forever. However, there are several different concepts of immortality.…

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  • A Review of Pickett’s Charge: A New Look at Gettysburg’s Final Attack by Phillip Thomas Tucker

    By Dennis KeatingThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved Historian Phillip Thomas Tucker claims about the Pickett-Pettigrew Charge on the third day at Gettysburg: According to Tucker, Lee’s plan was to have simultaneous assaults not only by the Pickett-Pettigrew force accompanied by flying artillery and follow-up reinforcements…

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  • History Briefs 2017 – 2018

    By David A. Carrino, Roundtable HistorianThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017-2018, All Rights Reserved Editor’s Note: Since 2007, each Roundtable meeting has opened with a ‘History Brief’ presented by the Roundtable Historian, each ‘brief’ providing a small glimpse into a less-explored corner of the story of the Civil War.…

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  • Some Thoughts on the Removal of Southern Civil War-Related Symbols

    By John C. FazioThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved The recent dismantling and removal of Southern statuary, monuments and other symbols relating to the Civil War and its aftermath has, not surprisingly, generated a lot of heat between those favoring the same and those opposed. It…

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  • Civil War Travelogue

    A Visit to Fort Jackson By Paul SiedelThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved Another Civil War site off the beaten path and one that is well worth visiting is the National Historic site incorporating Fort Jackson at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Fort Jackson is…

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  • Wilson’s 1865 Raid

    By Dennis KeatingThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved On March 22, 1865, 13,480 Yankee cavalry in three divisions left their camps at Eastport, Alabama on the south shore of the Tennessee River for the biggest raid of the Civil War. Armed with Spencer carbines whose purchase…

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  • Jubal Early: Lee’s Bad Old Man

    By Dennis KeatingThe Cleveland Civil War RoundtableCopyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved Edward H. Bonekemper III, our September 2017 speaker on “The Myth of the Lost Cause”, writes of Jubal Early in his 2015 book: Early, who faltered at Gettysburg, lost the Shenandoah Valley and his corps, been relieved of…

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  • Lee’s Daughters

    By David A. Carrino The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Copyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved Part 1 of a 6-part series Prior to the Civil War, the four daughters of Robert E. and Mary Lee lived idyllic lives in a home with beautifully scenic surroundings, and they looked forward to…

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