At our October meeting, we were treated to a fascinating presentation, by Meg Groeling, who told us about her new book: "The Aftermath of Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead". I know that we all learned a lot about what happened to all of the dead after the battles were over, and other very interesting things that none us knew.
Our next meeting is on November 15th, our speaker will be Dave Schultz, who will be discussing “The Second Day at Gettysburg: the Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863.” I am sure that you do not want to miss this meeting!
The Banning Museum is hosting an exhibit, entitled, “The March of the California Column: 900 Miles to Battle.”
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On Saturday, November 19th, the Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Remembrance Day celebration, featuring President Abraham Lincoln, delivering his Gettysburg Address, at the Drum Barracks, at 2:00 PM.
Also on Saturday, November 19th, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine will host the third Civil War “Band Tattoo” in honor of the 153rd anniversary of Lincoln’s iconic Gettysburg Address, at 10:30am! The Camp Carleton Cornet Band and Mountain Fifes and Drums, each dressed in Civil War uniforms, will be playing the songs military bands played during the Civil War, and President Lincoln presenter Robert Broski will present the Gettysburg Address. The Lincoln Memorial Shrine is located at 125 W. Vine St. in Redlands, across the park from A.K. Smiley Public Library.
For more information, please contact the Lincoln Shrine at (909)798-7632 or visit www.lincolnshrine.org.
On Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4, the Drum Barracks will be hosting its “A Civil War Christmas” event, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in conjunction with the Banning Museum’s “Victorian Christmas.” Admission is free for both open houses, and there will be free horse drawn carriage rides between the two museums.
Be sure to click the “Upcoming Events” tab of our website, where we have a list of Civil War related events that will be taking place in Southern California, between now and the end of the year. As you will see, there are lots of opportunities for learning and fun.
If you have not been to one of our meetings, there is no fee, and everyone is welcome. You need not be a Civil War buff, just someone interested in our Nation’s history. If you decide to join the Round Table, our dues are $25, for individuals, and $30 for couples, but they are not mandatory. Directions to our meetings can be found under the “How to Find Us” tab.