March 2020 Newsletter


This Month’s Meeting:




Our host, Legacy Estates, has cancelled meetings such as ours, and the President and Governor have asked that gatherings include no more than ten persons


March 25, 2020

7:00 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!)

All programs to be announced


April 22, 2020

Program:  CSA’s #1 General:  A Look at Gen. Samuel Cooper

Presented by Ken Hessel


May 27, 2020

Program:  To be announced


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).







2019-2020 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, thirty-five members have paid their 2019-2020 dues, with four family memberships, and two new members for a total of $565.00.00 collected. 





Good News – Bad News: 


Good news:  LB 850 was introduced in the Legislature on the first day of this Session.  If passed, it should be the required “state request” for a monument to the First Nebraska at the Fort Donelson Battlefield.  The bill was heard by the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on January 30.  The bill was voted out of the committee unanimously and was mad a priority bill by Speaker Scheer.  It received unanimous 36-0 first round approval on March 5, 2020.  It was placed on Select File on March 9, 2020.  On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Omaha World Herald contained an editorial supporting the bill:


Omaha World Herald Editorial


Bad news:  Due to COVID-19, the Nebraska Legislature has adjourned until it is reconvened.




Hope you all have a good evening on the 25th – read a Civil War book or article, or watch a Civil War video or movie.  There is more than you will ever be able to watch on YouTube:


Jim Potter's 2012 Brown Bag lecture on the First Nebraska


Gayla Koerting's Brown Bag lecture on Fort Donelson


Ed Bearss on the Fort Henry & Donelson Campaign


You can do a search at YouTube and find a video on any topic you choose!