HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that you had a very wonderful holiday season, and that 2017 has started healthy and joyous for you.
Our Round Table finished 2016 with a good turnout, of seventeen members, at our December meeting. Our scheduled speaker, John Beckendorf, was picking up family members at LAX, that evening, so I presented my talk on the U.S. Sanitary Commission, in his absence. Hopefully, those who attended went away with a new appreciation for the immense, yet completely unheralded, contributions made by the women of the north to the Union cause.
Again, I have not found any Civil War events scheduled for 2017, but please keep checking the “Civil War Events” tab, where information will be posted as it becomes available.
Our next meeting will be on January17th. Our own Dr. David Schrader will be the speaker. His topic will be: "Lincoln’s Secretaries”. Here is what Dave has to say about his talk: Who were these two –John Nicolay and John Hay? Where did they come from? How did they become Lincoln’s right-hand guys (even living in the White House)? What were their responsibilities and how well did they execute them? And after the assassination, how did they mold public opinion about Lincoln? What happened to them afterwards? This talk will walk you through the lives of two remarkable very young men, who not only assisted in the incredible amount of logistics involved in managing Lincoln’s daily calendar and time, but were also instrumental in preserving his legacy accurately.
Please click on the LACWRT Programs tab for more information. I am sure you will not want to miss Dave’s presentation.