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THE LOS ANGELES CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO OUR NEXT MEETING, ON TUESDAY, June 19, AT 7:00 PM

OUR PROGRAM: "THE REMARKABLE STORY OF CHARLES M. JENKINS"

Come to our June meeting and hear the remarkable story of Charles M. Jenkins, the only Los Angeles resident of the time, who fought on the battlefield for the Union Army, during the Civil War. Learn about the discovery of his diary, which had been forgotten until recently. Hear about Jenkins’ activities with Company E of the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry, and his return home to Los Angeles. Gain insight into the life of a Union soldier in the waning days of the Civil War. Hear first hand accounts of camp life, relationships with women, battles, the surrender of the Confederates, the assassination of President Lincoln, the mustering out of service, Jenkins’ long trip back to California, and much, much more!

NOTE: WE WILL MEET AT OUR USUAL, MARINA DEL REY LOCATION!

MEET OUR SPEAKERS:

Wayne Sherman owns a remarkable collection of Civil War artifacts, including Jenkins’ war memorabilia, and he has done a tremendous amount of research on Jenkins and California volunteers who fought in the war. Wayne is also a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Drum Barracks museum.

Louis DiDonato is a retired educator and author of a biography of Charles Jenkins.

Paul Spitzzeri is the Director of the Homestead Museum, and transcriber of the Charles Jenkins diary.

Come to our meeting and learn the answers to these questions, and more, as this fascinating story unfolds.

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Read the President's message, it is always entertaining and highlights information and other events. Go to our "Programs" page to see upcomming speakers and topics.

The Los Angeles Civil War Round Table was founded in 1977. Over the years, interest waned, but the Round Table was revived in the 1990’s, and it has had a sustained membership, of about 30, for the last several years. We are a very welcoming group, and our meetings are open to the public, free of charge. You need not be a Civil War expert, just someone who is interested in our Nation’s history.

COME JOIN US, AND BE ENLIGHTENED AND ENTERTAINED ABOUT A WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS REALTED TO THE CIVIL WAR ERA.