Montgomery County Civil War Round Table
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The Montgomery County MD Civil War Roundtable meets monthly September through May on the second Thursday evening of each month. It offers a fascinating look at American history, with noted authors, academicians, and historians. Our traditional schedule includes an optional dinner served at 7:00 PM, followed by the program presentation at 8:00 PM. Reservations are required for dinner. Programs only are $5.00. Annual dues are requested at $35.00. Attendees may purchase lottery tickets for chances on Civil War publications. Contact Bob Clark at 301-253-3485 or email at for location and program details. Do join us.​

Gettysburg, buried land mines, and local Civil War history are prominent in MCCWRT’s FY2021 programs, beginning with Thursday, September 10. Plan to take part in each of these exciting presentations:

•. September 10 – “Andersonville of the North.” Accomplished author Dr. Bradley Gottfried tells the story of the largest Confederate prison in the North at Point Lookout, MD.

•. October 8 – “The Rockville Skirmish of July 13, 1864.” Mike Fitzpatrick’s accounting of Gen. Jubal Early’s skirmish down Rockville’s Middle Lane and race to the Potomac.

•. November 12 – “Three Views of Gettysburg.” Author and Gettysburg expert Bruce Mowday gives a different and emotional view of America’s greatest Civil War battle.

•. December 10 – “Grand Reunion of Gettysburg Veterans.” Jim Rada’s amazing story of 54,000 veterans of the battle of Gettysburg returning in 1913 on its 50th anniversary.

•. January 14 – “America’s Buried History.” A land mine exploded in Somalia in 1993 and cost Professor Dr. Ken Rutherford his legs. Here’s his story of land mines in the Civil War.

•. February 11 – “That Field of Blood.” Historian Daniel Vermilya puts a new and expanded perspective on how the battle of Antietam impacted America.

•. March 11 – “Too Much for Human Endurance.” Hundreds of wounded soldiers, doctors, and nurses labored at Gettysburg’s George Spangler farm. Historian Ron Kirkwood tells the blood-soaked story of this restored farmstead.

•. April 8 – “Misplacing History: Rowser’s Ford.” Montgomery County’s Rowser’s Ford get little credit and publicity for its’ role in the Civil War. Historian Jim Johnston tells the complete story.

•. May 13 – “Voices from the Attic.” Long-lost letters tell the story of two Vermont brothers’ experiences with the Army of the Potomac in its major battles, told by Carleton Young, a family relative.