January 2018 Newsletter


This Month’s Meeting:

Hiram Berdan and Formation of Sharpshooters

Presented by Gayla Koerting


January 24, 2018

7:15 p.m.

Legacy Estates Theater, 7200 Van Dorn

(use the lower parking on the west side;

Board meeting at 6:30 – all are invited to attend

and contribute suggestions and ideas)


Upcoming Meetings

(Get all these on your calendar!)


February 28, 2018

Program:  Civil War Medicine

Presented by Lea Anne Bogart


March 28, 2018

Program:  To be announced


April 25, 2018

Program:  Recovery of the Hunley

Presented by Dr. Bruce Rippeteau

(formerly Director of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology)


May 23, 2018

Annual Meeting

Program:  To be announced

Presented by Craig Schnieder


Note that meeting dates and places could change as special events may be scheduled (e.g., we probably would not stage a ‘cannon shoot’ on a Wednesday evening at Legacy Estates).





2017-2018 dues are now due!  Please bring your cash or a check for $15.00 ($25.00 for a family membership) to the meeting, or you may mail it to Civil War Round Table, 1227 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE, 68508.  So far, twenty-seven members have paid their 2017-2018 dues, with five being family memberships, with one new member, for a total of $455.00 collected. 



On Christmas day, we lost long-time member Wally Bender.  His declining health prevented him from attending meetings for quite a while, but he maintained his membership to the very end.  Wally was a great guy who was always quick with a joke and happy to relate how his two sons, both of whom attended West Point, were doing.  He will be missed.



This month’s program:  Hiram Berdan and Formation of Sharpshooters


Here are a couple links to websites discussing Berdan’s Sharpshooters:


Wikipedia on the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters


History Net on Killers in Green Coats



Hope to see you all on the 24th!