Monroe County Civil War Round Table
2013-2014 Lecture Series
Civil War Roundtable Newsletter - PDF
All lectures are free and open to the public. The programs will take place at the Ellis Library and Reference Center.
The Un-Civil War: True Crime in the Civil War
Thursday, September 12, 2013 – 7 pm
True crime author Tobin Buhk will reveal the seedy side of America's War of Rebellion. He will introduce the notorious characters who took the "civil" out of the Civil War. Mr. Buhk is author of several true crime books including True Crime in the Civil War: Cases of Murder, Treason, Counterfeiting, Massacre, Plunder, and Abuse and his latest The Shocking Truth of Helmuth Schmidt.
The Man in the Red Battle Shirt: The Life of General A.P. Hill
*Custer Week in Monroe*
Monday, October 7, 2013 – 7pm
Re-enactor and historical advisor Patrick Falci will be making a rare visit to Monroe. He is known for his portrayal of General Ambrose Powell Hill in the movie Gettysburg. Since the making of the movie, Patrick has spent 20 years traveling throughout the country enlightening the public about “Lee’s Forgotten General”. All are invited to this special event to hear about the life of Dixie’s special General.
More Custer Week Events
Conversations with the Generals
Sunday, October 6, 2013 – 3 pm
Please also join us on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Monroe VFW for Conversations with the Generals. As part of Monroe’s Custer Week Celebration Monroe’s own General George Custer (Steve Alexander) will join Monroe’s guest from the Confederacy, A.P. Hill in an afternoon of conversation and refreshments. Please call Charmaine Wawrzyniec (734-241-5277) for more information.
The Battle of the Little Big Horn…The Real Story
Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 7 pm
Historian, Dave Ingall, will tell the story of the Little Big Horn. His presentation will include little known facts about the battle and the soldiers who died there.
Monuments of Washington – Part 2
Thursday, November 14, 2013 – 7 pm
Although the monuments of Washington, D.C., honor more than two centuries of history and heroes, four years of our American Civil War produced more of the cities commemorative sculpture and memorial artwork than all the others combined. Mr. Tom Nanzig returns to continue our tour through the Civil War Monuments of Washington.
Civil War Show and Tell
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Join our Civil War Round Table members for a Civil War Show and Tell. The night will conclude with our annual book raffle. Please contact Charmaine Warzyniec (734) 241-5277 for more information.