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