CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF NEBRASKA

February 2022 Newsletter

 

This Month’s Meeting:

 

Canceled due to Covid

We are going to wait one more month –

We DO plan to meet in March’

so PLAN on it!

 

February 23, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Location:

Legacy Estates

7200 Van Dorn, use the lower parking on the west side

 

We will follow the current guidelines for this meeting.  Please do not come if you have been exposed to someone with COVID or if you are exhibiting symptoms. 

 

Alternative “Program”

 

We have not been able to meet since November!  If you are having Civil War withdrawal, here is a link to a set of YouTube videos presented by the Civil War Roundtable Congress:

 

http://www.cwrtcongress.org/videos.html

 

This page has links to some really terrific talks.  If you are missing good Civil War talks, here is a place you can get your fill, and then some!

 

Upcoming Meetings

(Get all these on your calendar!)

 

March 23, 2022

Program:  Berdan’s Sharpshooters

Presented by Jim Atkins

(Jim is a descendant of a Berdan’s Sharpshooter)

 

April 27, 2022

Program to be announced

 

May 25, 2022

Program to be announced

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

2021-2022 dues are now due, $15.00 for an individual and $25.00 for a family membership.  Please bring cash or a check to the meeting, or mail a check to Civil War Round Table, 1227 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE 68508.  So far, twenty-seven members have paid their 2021-2022 dues, with four family memberships, and one new member for a total of $445.00 collected.  (We have also had some “round up” donations from members paying their dues.) 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Donelson Monument Status

 

February 15, 2022, was the 160th anniversary of the day the First Nebraska was key in stopping the Confederate breakout from the siege of Fort Donelson by Grant’s forces, and February 16 was the 160th anniversary of the “Unconditional Surrender” of the Confederate forces there.

 

Secretary-Treasurer Guenzel recently spoke by phone with Brian McCutchen, the Superintendent of the Fort Donelson National Battlefield – the request from Secretary of State Evnen for a monument to the First Nebraska went to Superintendent McCutchen.  He apologized for the delay in his response, but stated that he would be sending a letter to Secretary of State Evnen soon; he has been (and probably is) still quite busy with 160th anniversary festivities.  Hopefully there will be progress soon!

 

Hope to see you on the 26th!

 

Hope to see you March 26!