Roanoke Civil War Round Table - Meeting Photo Gallery
Come on in and visit us! Show up a little before 7pm, check to see what's going on, hang out, then take seat.
January 2013 - John Long told us the story of Jack, a local runaway slave.
June 2012 - Brian McKnight spoke about the infamous Champ Ferguson.
Speaker Craig Symonds with Doug Schanz
Philip Sheridan won a book about... Philip Sheridan.
The grand prize was one of John Paul Strain's works. Steven Coven, in the blue shirt, was the happy winner.
Craig Symonds and William C Davis both signed books.
January 2010: Patrick Schroeder did a program on Zouaves and brought several reproduction uniforms.
September 2009: Eric Buckland spoke on Mosby's Keydet Rangers.
Hanging Out with the Speaker
Left to right: President John Graham, May 2005 guest speaker Willie Thompson, Eddie Wheeler, the one man nominating committee, and Johnsey Cabaniss, who has done an outstanding job as newsletter editor for many years.
It is not uncommon for seventy members to attend. The more, the merrier.
December 2005 - Gretchen Miller, Richard Raymond, and Judy Saunders presented “Civil War in Music and Verse”
June 2006 - Mitch Bowman spoke on new additions and developments with Civil War Trails.
Turnout was great, and drinks were sold by a hotel employee and member, Elizabeth Bayless!
A. Wilson Greene was our speaker.
Cranston Williams was recognized for his services on the Shiloh trip as "Iceman". The President helped deliver the door prizes.
The Woolwines won the Official Atlas. Steven Coven won a full set of the Ken Burns documentary.
October 2007 Meeting at the O. Winston Link Museum
A quick look from the back of the Link museum revealed the new art museum under construction. Attendees were allowed to come to the Link Museum early to peruse a special exhibit of Civil War photos that are on display until spring of '09.
President John Graham started the meeting.
Seating capacity was 75, and the room was full
Round Table Preservation Chairman Clive Rice with the speaker, David Duncan, from the Civil War Preservation Trust. Over the years, the Round Table has made sizable donations to battlefield preservation.
David Duncan, originally from Salem, with his former teacher, our newsletter editor Johnsey Cabaniss.
Jack Davis was the speaker. The topic was his outfit - and Lincoln and his generals. It turns out that Lincoln was not the pioneer in the field of appointing political generals.
Bring out the extra seats. It's a packed house. Hey, is that one of 2008's speakers there on the left? Yep, that's David Bridges.
Our speaker, John Quarstein, has been involved with many museums and is author of a number of books.
Round Table members signed a thank you card to a developer. Yes, to a developer. The owner of the Slaughter Pen Farm did not want to sell her land to the CWPT. She sold to a developer instead. The developer, however, sold the land to the CWPT with no mark-up.
Turnout was great.
Our historian, Brian Bowman, brought photos and the scrapbook.
The table with four Johns actually just had three. Hey, what's wrong with Tom's collar? You don't see that every day!
Mr Quarstein's topic was 'Prince' John Bankhead Magruder, a man who before the war had won a pistol duel with a Yankee. The duel was fought using Magruder's 'special' pistols. After his opponent's pistol misfired, Magruder hit him square in the head - with a cork instead of a bullet. Magruder's other adventures included passing out on a mail cart and being mailed to Washington, DC.
Prizes included Shelby Foote's narrative.
The grand prize was this beautiful print of Lee and Jackson.
Our speaker was given this lovely plaque.
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