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Upcoming Meetings and Presentations

Leight Murray, President of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley, and Jerrie Berentz, Education Committee Chairperson, announce the organization's 2024 event calendar.

Meetings are open to the public and there are no required membership dues or admission fees to attend.  Small donations are accepted to offset a portion of the cost of the meetings.


Calendar of Events
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Calendar of Evens



Thursday, May 16, 2024 -- Frederick Douglas' Travel in Ohio, 1843 --1856, presented by Robert Wallace.

Saturday, May 18, 2024 -- 11am -- Fearing Marker Dedication on Gilman Street in Marietta Ohio.





Saturday, July 13, 2024 -- 10am - 3pm -- History in the Park, at Muskingum Park in Marietta Ohio.



Thursday, July 18, 2024 -- First Stop on the New Journey to Freedom, presented by Scott Britton. 



Saturday, August 3, 2024 -- Dedication of Rufus Dawes Historical Marker, presented by Steve Magnusen and Scott Britton. First Congregational Church, Front Street, Marietta (time to be determined).



Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday September 13-15, 2024 -- 2024 CWRT Field Trip to Virginia Battlefields.



Thursday, September 19, 2024 -- Presentation to be determined, presented by Scott Mingus.



Thursday, November 21, 2024 -- Lincoln's Favorite Musical Selections, presented by Steve Ball.

Past programs
Past Programs and Presenters


  • Our Flag Was Still There: Tom McMillan

  • First Stop on the Journey to Freedom: Jessica Cyders


  • General Moses: Stories from the Life of Harriet Tubman: Ilene Evans, M.A.

  • Texas Terror: Revolution and Secession in the Lone Star State: Brian Schoen

  • Lincoln's Navy: The Men, Ships and Organization, 1861-1865: Donald L. Canney

  • Civil War Quilts, Meta Van Nostran, M.A., author, retired

  • Charlotte Scott Historical Marker Dedication (Marcia E. Cole "A Marker for Charlotte Scott" YouTube Video)

  • Unthinkable Outcomes from the Battle of Port Royal: The Impact of the Civil War on the South Carolina Low Country and Introduction to the Gullah Geechee, Victoria Smalls



  • The Trouble With Monuments: Wes Clarke

  • Armistead and Hancock: Behind the Gettysburg Legend of Two Friends at the Turning Point of the Civil War, Tom McMillan

  • George Armstrong Custer at Gettysburg, Dave Finney

  • Seceding from Secession: The Civil War, Politics, and the Creation of West Virginia, Eric Wittenberg

  • The Lincoln Assassination Trial, Kevin Ritter

  • Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command, Kent Masterson Brown

  • The Seventh West Virginia Infantry: An Embattled Union Regiment from the Civil War’s Most Divided State, David Mellott


  • But Not For My Children: The Holland Brothers' Unlikely Journey from Slavery, Scott Britton

  • Ohio Women in the Civil War Home Front, Kelly Mezurek, author, lecturer, and Professor of American History at Walsh University

  • The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War. Brian Schoen, Assistant Professor of History at Ohio University

  • Behind Enemy Lines: Harriet Tubman in the Civil War - The Port Royal Experiment Ilene Evans, Davis WV, dancer, historian, teacher, storyteller, and creator of General Moses: Stories from the Life of Harriet Tubman, will tell us about one of her favorite subjects. 

  • The Underground Railroad in Southeast Ohio, Peter N. Cultice, an attorney and historian from Zanesville, Ohio

  • "Music and Narrative of the Civil War", Steve Ball, Columbus OH, musician and storyteller.



  • A Mouldering in the Grave: John Brown's Raid and the Abolitionists' Cause on the Eve of the Civil War, Brian Schoen, Assistant Professor of History, Ohio University


  • Gettysburg Hero: The Life of Marietta's Rufus R. Dawes, Scott A. Britton

  • Ohio at The Battle of Shiloh, Dan Hinton

  • Women's Clothing in the Civil War, Jessica Cyders

  • Lee Versus Everyone Else and Then Grant, Jeffrey W. Danner, M.A.

  • Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohio, and U.S. Colored Troops, Kelly Selby, Ph.D.

  • Touched By Conflict: Southeast Ohio in the Civil War, Larry Strayer, J.D.


  • Women of Gettysburg:  Their Experiences from Written Legacies, Jane Ellen Young, M.S.

  • Morgan's Great Raid: Taking the War to the North, David Mowery

  • The Last Fourteen Days of Father Abraham, Robert Burgler, M.A.

  • The Bermuda Hundred Campaign, George L. Fickett

  • Ohio and West Virginia Troops at Petersburg, Edward Alexander

  • Soldier Fraternization Throughout the American Civil War, Lauren K. Thompson, Ph.D.


  • The Anaconda Plan and the Civil War on the Water, Gary Johnson, P.E.

  • Opdycke's Tigers at Chickamauga, Larry Strayer, J.D.

  • John C. Breckenridge, U.S. Vice-President, Confederate General and Secretary of War, Larry Emerson

  • Decapitating the Union: The Confederate Plot to Assassinate Lincoln, John C. Fazio, J.D.

  • The Controversial History of the Confederate Flag, Jeffrey W. Danner, M.A.

  • Washington County Generals in the Civil War, Scott A. Britton


  • Emancipation Proclamation, Peter N. Cultice, J.D.

  • Give Them Rocks: Stonewall Jackson's Stand at Second Manassas, Dan Welch, M.A.

  • A Personal Conversation with Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Doug Riley

  • Civil War Leader from Parkersburg's Julia-Ann Square Historic District, Katherine L. Brown, Ph. D.

  • Soldier of Courage, Solider of Compassion: The Story of Capt. Bennet K. Munger, Brian S. Kesterson, M.A.

  • Pathway to Freedom: Foundation for the Abolitionist Movement, Bill Reynolds



  • Intrepid Mariners: U.S.S.Kearsarge v. C.S.S. Alabama, John C. Fazio, J.D.

  • Courage, Honor, Love in the Civil War: Rufus R. Dawes and Mary Gates Dawes, Steven R. Magnusen, P.E.

  • Ku Klux Klan: From Nathan Bedford Forest to Ohio's Klan in the 1920s, William Trollinger, Ph.D.

  • Mother Bickerdyke, Carolyn Caskey

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