Dr. James J. Boomall - Private Confederacies:
The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men
as Citizens and Soldiers.
Nov. 18: David Price -
(General Marsena R. Patrick)
Our Novemberspeaker will be Mr. David Price. When asked to
describe his program, David wrote: "He will be speaking on
General Marsena R. Patrick. I know , you ar probably thinking,
"Who is that?"
Unlike David's previous talk on General Loring, General Patrick is a Union general who served with the Army of the Potomac. Come and hear of all the adventures this man endured throughout the American Civil War.
The research for this talk used two sources: the Official Records and the personal diary entitled "Inside Lincoln's Army".
The difficult part of this project was having to cut out so many interesting passages.
We will learn about who General Patrick was, some of his insights to other well-know officers, and what really were his duties.
Mr. Price holds an MBA. He has been the President of the Central Delaware Roundtable on two different occasions. And is currently, the President of the Fort Delaware Society.
Sept. 16: Kathy Canavan -
(The Forgotten Women of the Lincoln Assassination)
Kathryn Canavan became a first time
author at 65. It is natural that she writes
about the Lincoln assassination, the
most consequential crime in American
history, because Canavan began her
journalism career as a crime reporter.
To get a story, she has reported at gunpoint, lived with the
Moonies, negotiated with a killer and joined Tug McGraw in the
She eventually worked as reporter or editor in four states, but
she left full-time work to serve as a caregiver for chronically ill
parents.Her freelance writing has been published in USA Today,
the Philadelphia Inquirer, History News Network, and Prevention
Mr Connery covers the history of General Lee's time as President of Washington College (now Washington & Lee University) from October 1965 until his death in October 1870. As General Lee spent his time rebuilding the small college, he worked to bring a divided nation together as well. "I have two books in the Sesquicentennial Series of The History Press - 'Civil War Northern Virginia 1861' & 'Mosby's Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia.' My books are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and The History Press. I also write articles for the Civil War Courier newspaper. I am also the docent (on Fridays & Saturdays) at the Mosby House Museum in Warrenton, Virginia."
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August 19: Dr. Ray Glick - Snipers
Once again we are pleased to have
Dr. Glick as our speaker. We always
look forward to his excellent choice
of material to present. Dr. Glick is an
instructor at the Osher Lifelong
February 2019 - Jeff Munn
Jeff's Program wil focus on Richmond form 1860-1865 and will include civilians, events such ast he bread riots, prisons, hospitals, and the importance of Richmond from start to finish.
Bruce Tucker - Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, USN
Admiral Farragut joined the Navy as a Midshipman at the age of 9 in 1810 and fought in the War of 1812, under Captain David Porter.
In April 1862, Flag Officer Farragut commanded the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, with his flagship the USS Hartford. After a heavy bombardment, Farragut ran past the Fort Jackson, Fort St. Phillip, and the Chalmette batteries to take the city and port of New Orleans on April 29, a decisive event in the war. Congress
honored him by creating the rank of Rear Admiral on July 16, 1862,
a rank never before used in the U.S. Navy.
On August 5, 1864, Admiral Farragut won another great victory in
the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Bruce W. Tucker is an adunct history professor at Rutgers
University's School of Continuing Education (Osher Life Long
Learning-RU program). He is also a historian and a historical
Mr. Tucker is from East Brunswick, NJ and Middletown DE.
March 2019 - Robert E. Sheridan
Robert E. Shereidan is a marine geopysicist
and marine geologist who studied the North
American Atlantic continental margin for over
fifty years. He has a bachelor's degree in geol-
ogy from Rutgers University and a master's
and Ph.D. degrees in marine geophysics from
He was an associate professor at the University
of Delaware when he was part of the team that
discovered the USS Monitor wreack off Cape Hatteras.
As a descendat of a Union Army verteran with an interest in Civil War
history, his work on the discovery and recovery of the USS Monitor allow-ed him to combinehis vocation with his avocation, thelove of history.
Sheridan moved to Rutgers as a full professor in 1986 and he retired in 2003. He is active at Rutgers as a professor emeritus. He Lives in Del-
aware with his wife Karen.
Chris Mackowski Ph.D.
Aprofessor journalism and mass communitcat at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y. where he teaches writing in the Jandoli School of Communication and serves as the Shool's associate dean for undergraduate programs.
He has authored or co-authored a dozen books - his latest is about the Mine run Campaign. His numerous articles have appeared in all the major Civil War magazines.
Chris serves on the BOD for the Central Virginia
Battlefields Trust and the National Advisory Board for
the Civil War Chaplains Museum in Lynchburg, Virginia,
and historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, a
historic property on the Spotsylvania battlefield as well as
the editor-in-chief and co-founder of "Emering Civil War",
a public history oriented platform for sharing original
scholarship related to the American Civil War.
July 16, 2018
Lucas R. Clawson is Hagley Historian / Reference
Archivist with Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington,
Delaware. Lucas helps provide acess to the DuPont
Company's historical records. He also researches and
writes about the Company's history, particularly during the Civil War era. Lucas curated Hagley's Civil War exhibition, "An Oath of Allegiance to the Republic: The DuPonts and the Cilvil War," which ran from April 2011 to July 2012.
Sept. 17, 2018
CDCWRT President David Price presented the program,
"William Loring: Is he the butthead we all think he is?"
A one-armed veteran of the Mexican War,
William W. Loring was called one of the more
troublesome of Confederate generals.
The North Carolina native, raised in Florida,
served as a second lieutenant of state volunteers
in the fighting against the Seminoles.
He then practiced law and became a state legislator,
then became a commissioned officer in the regular army
for the Mexican War. He won two brevets, being wounded
at both Churubusco and Chapultepec and losing an arm at
the latter. By the time of his May 13, 1861, resignation he
was his regiment's colonel.
David, amongst the many hats he wears, is a playwright, a first person interpreter and President of the Fort Delaware Society.
Dec. 16: Charlie Zahm
Jan. NO MEETING
Feb. 10: Technology during the Civil War, highlighting
medicine, weapons, and the telegraph.