Roundtable Programs Coming Up..

18 Jan 18--January Roundtable Meeting

"The Creighton Family:  Beyond the Call." by Mike Sullivan

Mike and his wife Georgia were born in Waterloo-Cedar Falls area and recently returned after spending their college and working years in Missouri, Tennessee and Michigan. 

After Mike completed his B.A.and Master's degrees in English and Spanish, he received a PhD. in Romance Languages from the U. of Missouri-Columbia.  

He taught university-level language classes for 30 years. His interest in the Civil War developed while living in Chattanooga,TN where the Civil War is literally all around you (Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain,and Chickamauga.)  

Mike and Georgia have two children and seven grandchildren. 

A few years ago a friend of Mike's loaned him a very full packet of letters between siblings in the Creighton family, written during the Civil War. Five Creighton brothers, from Stark County, Ohio enlisted in various Ohio regiments. In sifting through the letters, Mike was intrigued to find how well the correspondence flowed between the brothers and family at home. 

His  talk will focus on two of the brothers that saw action at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 27 Jun 1864.

Our meeting will be in the Events Center, Landmark Commons, 1400 Maxhelen Blvd, Waterloo. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.

Take Hammond Ave south from San Marnan Drive, over the bypass for Highways 20 and 27. Turn left on Maxhelen Blvd and go 5 blocks to the circle drive, which brings you to the front entry of Landmark Commons. 

Parking areas are to the right and left of the entrance. Signs will be posted inside Landmark Commons to assist in locating the Events Center.


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...

20 Jan 18 - SCV Lee/Jackson Luncheon and Program

The Iowa Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Lee/Jackson Luncheon and Program meeting will be held January 20th, beginning at 11:30 AM at the Okoboji Grill in Newton, IA. 

Following lunch, Dave Connon will present the program titled "Confederate Iowa." 
Following the program, the SCV will have a short business meeting.

Mr. Connon will discuss: An overview of statistics about the 76 documented Confederates from Iowa and their families (including their parents) and a political summary of the state in the 1850's and during the war.  A Q & A discussion will follow Mr. Connon's presentation.

After the program, the SCV will have a short business meeting.