Montgomery County Civil War Round Table
MCCWRT meets monthly on the second Thursday evening at the Gaithersburg Hilton Hotel, just off I-270. Plan to join us for dinner at 7:00 PM, followed by these programs at 8:00 PM:
September 9, 2018 – “Confederates Across the Potomac” – Historian Susan Soderberg gives an enlightening account of Confederate river crossings at a Sunday afternoon riverside picnic at the base of Montgomery County’s Confederate soldier statue.
September 13, 2018 – Renowned Civil War historian Ed Bearss: ”Seventy Years Walking Civil War Battlefields.”
October 11, 2018 – “Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary“ pay us a visit in the guise of reenactors Mr. and Mrs. Frank Orlando to provide personal Lee family information.
November 8, 2018 – “President Ulysses S. Grant” returns to MCCWRT, this time as President of the U.S., with monologue from former Master Sergeant Kenneth Serfass.
December 13, 2018 – “In Memory of Self and Comrades” -- a true story of the First Virginia Cavalry by historian Mike Shaffer.
January 10, 2019 – TBD
February 14, 2019 – “The Story Behind Civil War flags” -- Bert Dunkerly speaks on Civil War flags: how they were made, used, and what became of them.
March 14, 2019 – “Naval Blockades of the Potomac River” -- Robert Orrison speaks on war-time naval blockades of the Potomac River, access to the Union capital.
April 11, 2019 – “Ambush of the Isaac P. Smith” -- Gary Dyson gives the story of the only Union vessel ever captured by Confederate cavalry.
May 9, 2019 -- TBD