Roundtable Programs Coming Up..

16 Nov 17--November Roundtable Meeting

"America's National Cemeteries" by Tom Connors

Starting with the Civil War, America has established military cemeteries at home and abroad. Connors will focus on the cemeteries established for Civil War veterans. He will explain national cemetery features and government grave markers. Connors has visited many of the cemeteries and will supplement the presentation with his photos.


21 Dec 17--December Roundtable Meeting

Annual Show and Tell

Members tell of Civil War artifacts or collectibles recently acquired or of trips to battlefields and museums or genealogy research of Civil War veterans.


18 Jan 18--January Roundtable Meeting

"The Creighton Family:  A Portrait of Service and Loyalty." by Mike Sullivan

The meeting will be held at the Events Center, Landmark Commons, Friendship Village, 1400 Maxhelen Blvd, Waterloo. 


15 Feb 18--February Roundtable Meeting

Book Discussion-- 

Our annual informal discussion of Civil War related books read in the past year. Steve Olsson will be our discussion leader. Olsson will also talk about recently published books on the War Between the States. Location pending.


15 Mar 18--March Roundtable Meeting

"Battle of Chickamauga" by Ward Zischke 

Mr. Zischke will focus on the battle of Chickamauga; how the battlefield was used for  Staff Rides and how it was used to train Military History Detachments (MHDs) before they left for Iraq.  He will feature some of the stations on the  battlefield where points about the battle and leadership were made.  



19 Apr 18--Annual Roundtable Dinner Meeting

"The Sacred Cause of Union" by Tom Baker

In his book published in 2016, Baker profiles six Iowans-- three well known and three that never became famous-- and their experiences during the Civil War. Arrangements for the meeting are pending.


17 May 18--May Roundtable Meeting

Terry Lindell, from Wartburg College, will present information on Captain Thomas Drips who served in Company E, 27th Iowa Infantry.


21 Jun 18--June Roundtable Meeting

David Surdam will present information on "The Union Navy" or the "Importance of Cotton"










Programs by Other Groups Coming Up...

07-08 Oct - Louisa County Civil War Days--Wapeloo, IA

Sponsored by Louisa County Historical Society. Activities include encampment; church service; presentations on Civil War related topics. Location is 609 N James Ave(Highway 61)