September 2016 Newsletter


This Month’s Meeting:

The Wide Awakes

Presented by Rick Pitts


September 28, 2016

7:15 p.m.

Legacy Estates Theater, 7200 Van Dorn

(use the lower parking on the west side;

Link to Location Information

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

and contribute suggestions and ideas)


Upcoming Meetings

(Get all these on your calendar!)


October 26, 2016

Program:  The Election of 1864

Presented by founding member Dave Wells


November 16, 2016

(a week early to avoid ‘Thanksgiving Eve’)

Program:  to be announced


No meeting in December

Happy Holidays!


January 25, 2017

Program:  to be announced


February 22, 2017

Program:  to be announced


March 22, 2017

Program:  to be announced


April 26, 2017

Program:  The Presidents’ Club 1860-1861

Presented by member Steve Flader


May 24, 2017

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).





2015-2016 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, three members have paid their 2016-2017 dues for a total of $45.00 collected.  The treasurer reports the following as having paid at this point:


Art Basso

Linda Kosch

Lynn Lightner


If you have paid and are not on the list, please contact the treasurer to correct the records.  If you have not yet paid, please support the Civil War Round Table of Nebraska!





This month’s program:  The Wide Awakes


Long-time members will recall that Rick Pitts has presented some terrific programs for us, the last being Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan in the spring of 2013.  According to Wikipedia, the Wide Awakes was a para military campaign organization affiliated with the Republican Party.  Here are some websites discussing the Wide Awakes:


Wikipedia on the Wide Awakes


Journal of American History on the Wide Awakes


The Civil War in Missouri on the Wide Awakes





Hope to see you all on the 28th!