Education programs and speakers for 2019 announced

MARIETTA — The Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley has slated its programs and speakers for 2019.

The round table conducts regular meetings on the third Thursdays of odd numbered months with guest speakers who are authors, teachers or historians to discuss the Civil War. The speakers are often of regional or national prominence in their field of specialization.

The following education programs will be held this year.

∫ May 16, Beth White, historian and executive director of the West Virginia Association for Justice in Charleston. White will present “Wood County in the Civil War.”

The presentation will feature geographic and political features that divided the Virginia prior to the Civil War, important people who contributed to West Virginia’s break with Richmond to achieve statehood and the attack on Burning Springs, among others topics. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Blennerhassett Museum, 137 Juliana St., Parkersburg.

∫ July 18, Eric Wittenberg of Columbus, an historian, attorney, author and nationally recognized expert on Civil War cavalry operations, will present “One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.” The meeting will be begin at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta.

∫ Sept. 19, Carlin’s Battery D will present an artillery firing demonstration, discuss field tactics and outline the history of the unit at Fort Boreman Park in Parkersburg. The evening will begin with a pot luck dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. A main dish and drinks will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish.

∫ Nov. 21, John S. Mattox, Ph.D., historian, co-founder and curator of the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, Ohio, will present “The Underground Railroad in Southeastern Ohio.” The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

All Civil War Round Table meetings are open to the public and there is no cost to attend. A $7 donation per person is suggested to defray the cost of the event.

For more information, call Leight Murray at 740 706 2575 or lmurray5154@gmail.com for further information.


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