Sign Up To Make Mini-Presentation to the CWRTDC

If you would like to make a presentation (either in-person or via Zoom) to our Round Table about an event, tour, experience or story, please send an email to CWRTDC Director John Anderson at jcraiganderson@yahoo.com with the information requested HERE (https://cwrtdc-meetings.blogspot.com/p/make-presentation.html).  We plan to host these as short (15 minute) presentations made before the scheduled speaker's talk during our regular meetings.  See our home page at www.cwrtdc.org for a list of the dates for our meetings. 

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CWRTDC'S NEXT MEETING

AT FORT MYER AND VIA ZOOM


DAVID KENT, JR.

discusses his new book

"Lincoln: The Fire of Genius"


Thursday, October 13, 2022

in the Abrams/Chafee Room 

at Patton Hall Officers' Club
214 Jackson Avenue, Ft. Myer, VA  22211

(take the elevator to the right as you enter the building and press Floor 2 or

take the stairs to up two levels)


5:30 pm ET: Social Period (cash bar)

6:00pm: Dinner Served

($40 for dinner and presentations; $5 for presentations only)

6:45 pm: Member "Show & Tell" Presentation

7 pm: Speaker Presentation and Q&A

8:30 pm: Meeting Adjourned


Reservations Due By October 3, 5pm ET 

Please note our Covid policies and requirements before registering, available by clicking HERE or downloading it from HERE (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c-94whtjSI721WjwMN4aJ6j21ZWI6jcW/view). 


TO MAKE AND PAY FOR RESERVATIONS, USE THE MODULE TO THE RIGHT OF THIS POST


If you have any problems making reservations online or would like to know about alternatives to making reservations or payments online, please email admin@cwrtdc.org.

Non-CWRTDC members must make reservations and remit payment online


Unfortunately, cancellations after the due date are non-refundable, as the CWRTDC must pay for the number of dinners ordered regardless of the actual attendance)


Attendees will need to enter For Myer by following the instructions  available by clicking HERE
(also see directions here) or (download them in pdf here)

Interactive Public Transportation Options are HERE




About the Topic:

Abraham Lincoln had a lifelong fascination with science and technology, a fascination that would help institutionalize science, win the Civil War, and propel the nation into the modern age. Readers will learn through Lincoln: The Fire of Genius how science and technology gradually infiltrated Lincoln’s remarkable life and influenced his growing desire to improve the condition of all men. The book traces this progression from a simple farm boy to a president who changed the world.

Counter to conventional wisdom, subsistence farming provides a considerable education in agronomic science, forest ecology, hydrology, and even a little civil engineering. Continuing through a lifetime of self-study, curiosity, and hard work, Lincoln became the only President with a patent, advocated for technological advancement as a legislator in Illinois and in Washington, and became the “go-to” western lawyer on technology, and patent cases during his legal career. During the Civil War, Lincoln drew upon his commitment to science and personally encouraged inventors while taking dramatic steps to institutionalize science via the Smithsonian Institution, create the National Academy of Sciences, and initiate the Department of Agriculture. Lincoln’s insistence on high-tech weaponry, balloon surveillance, strategic use of telegraphy, and railroad deployment positioned the North to achieve Union victory.



About the Speaker:

David J. Kent is the author of books on Abraham Lincoln, Nikola Tesla, and Thomas Edison. His newest book is "Lincoln: The Fire of Genius." A lifelong Abraham Lincoln researcher and career scientist, he is the President of the Lincoln Group of DC, on the Executive Committee/Board of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, and on the Board of Advisors for the Lincoln Forum. His website is davidjkent-writer.com.




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CWRTDC'S PREVIOUS MEETING

AT FORT MYER AND VIA ZOOM


GREGG S. CLEMMER

speaks about

"Why the Civil War Still Lives"


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

in the 3rd Floor Abrams/Chafee Room 

at Patton Hall Officers' Club
214 Jackson Avenue, Ft. Myer, VA  22211

(take the elevator to the right as you enter the building or

take the stairs to up two levels to the second floor)


5:30 pm ET: Social Period (cash bar)

6:00pm: Dinner Served

($40 for dinner and presentations; $5 for presentations only)

6:45 pm: Member "Show & Tell" Presentation

7 pm: Speaker Presentation and Q&A

8:30 pm: Meeting Adjourned



Please note our Covid policies and requirements before registering, available by clicking HERE or downloading it from HERE (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c-94whtjSI721WjwMN4aJ6j21ZWI6jcW/view). 




Attendees will need to enter Fort Myer by following the instructions  available by clicking HERE
(also see directions here) or (download them in pdf here)

Interactive Public Transportation Options are HERE



OR JOIN US VIA ZOOM

Or point your browser to the following link and use the Meeting ID and passcode shown below:
Zoom "Join A Meeting" Pagehttps://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 737 7733 3091
Passcode: Zoom1861

Or dial in by your location:

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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
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Passcode: 24641769

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcZG7EOkvV

For a cheat sheet on how to use Zoom's control features click HERE



About the Topic:

Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." 


Really? Just two...or three generations?


In his talk, Why the Civil War Still Lives, Gregg Clemmer will compare and contrast the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and movies to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? 


Expect the unexpected!



About the Speaker:

Gregg S. Clemmer is a native of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and a graduate of Virginia Tech.  He also received a master's degree in military history from Norwich University in Vermont. Mr. Clemmer numbers two Union generals and 14 “in-the-trenches” Confederates in his ancestry, including members of Armistead’s and the Stonewall brigades. 


A writer and historian of eclectic interests, Mr. Clemmer thrives on connecting the obscure with the notable, chronicling relatively unknown historic incidents and their relevance to the fabric of modern America, reminding us of the history many have forgotten. He is an eloquent speaker and a gifted storyteller -- talents that he demonstrated leading battlefield tours for the Smithsonian and appearing on MSNBC, Fox News, and CBS Radio.


Mr. Clemmer's diligent research over a dozen years resulted recently in the discovery of two notable caches of letters and a treasure trove of primary records on General Ed "Old Alleghany" Johnson. The ensuing biography, Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of General Ed Johnson, is the definitive history of the general, and it won the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award in 2005 as the book of highest merit in the field of Southern history. 

Aside from writing Old Alleghany, Mr. Clemmer is the author of, among others, the acclaimed Valor in Gray: The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor and his first historical novel, A Turn for Home.  Mr. Clemmer is also the author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and he is currently working on a sequel to his novel. 


Mr. Clemmer served as President of the Montgomery County Civil War Round Table and as President of the Butler Cave Conservation Society, Inc.  He is currently on the Board of the Augusta County (VA) Historical Society.  Mr Clemmer is also a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, a member of the Aztec Club of 1847, and a life member and fellow of the National Speleological Society. 


Mr. Clemmer is a study leader for the Smithsonian’s Associates Program, specializing not only in Civil War and Revolutionary War tours, but also cave tours.  A former professor of history at Carroll Community College in Westminster, Maryland, he has also been an on-board lecturer for American Cruise Lines, focusing on the histories of the Columbia and Mississippi Rivers.

CWRTDC'S PREVIOUS MEETING
VIA ZOOM


"An American Journey: The Life and Times of Joseph Pierce"

presentation by
IRVING MOY

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022

6:00 pm ET: Social Period
6:30 pm ET: Business Agenda
6:45 pm ET: Presentation

Or point your browser to the following link and use the Meeting ID and passcode shown below:
Zoom "Join A Meeting" Pagehttps://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 737 7733 3091
Passcode: Zoom1861

Or dial in by your location:

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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 828 9304 8523
Passcode: 24641769

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcZG7EOkvV

For a cheat sheet on how to use Zoom's control features click HERE


About the Topic:

A common misconception of the Civil War is that it was fought exclusively by white Anglo-Saxons.  But many ethnic groups took part in this great struggle.  Few people are aware that the Chinese were among them and the highest-ranking was Corporal Joseph Pierce, a member of Co. F, 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.

Sold at the age of 10 for 6 silver dollars and brought back to Connecticut by a sea captain, fought for the cause of Union and survived a great Civil War, left farming to become a silver engraver, married out of love and raised a family despite discriminatory exclusion laws, the story of Joseph Pierce is a microcosm of this country’s immigration story.     

Copies of the handouts provided for his presentationm are available HERE. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QA0mnkgqGFwgzt1iyaZkjm7G1DKad4-K/view)

About the Speaker:

Irving Moy portrays the Chinese Civil War soldier, Corporal Joseph Pierce, Co. F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry at reenactments and living history events.  In 2009 he authored, “An American Journey- Joseph Pierce, Lincoln, My Father and Me”. (Available from Lulu.com)

An Abraham Lincoln enthusiast and collector, Governor M. Jodie Rell appointed him in July 2008 to serve as 1 of 15 members on the 2009 Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.  In 2013 the National Park Service (NPS) asked Irving to serve as an advisor for its publication, “Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War.”  In extending its invitation, Carol Shively, project supervisor, wrote, “What a story. Plunking a man from relative obscurity and finally giving him the honor, he is due.  This is such an important work you have done.  We (NPS) and the nation are indebted to you”.

Irving retired as a Public Health Services Manager after a thirty-year career in healthcare regulation with the Connecticut State Department of Public Health.     

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CWRTDC'S PREVIOUS MEETING

VIA ZOOM



"Hispanics and the CW: From the Battlefield to Homefront"

presentation by
CAROL SHIVELY

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

6:00 pm ET: Social Period
6:30 pm ET: Business Agenda
6:45 pm ET: Presentation

Or point your browser to the following link and use the Meeting ID and passcode shown below:
Zoom "Join A Meeting" Pagehttps://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 737 7733 3091
Passcode: Zoom1861

Or dial in by your location:

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 828 9304 8523
Passcode: 24641769

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcZG7EOkvV

For a cheat sheet on how to use Zoom's control features click HERE


About the Topic:

For many Americans, the Civil War evokes images of the storied battlefields of North and South and of dramatic changes in the lives of Americans of African and Anglo descent. Lesser known is the story of the people of Spanish ancestry who participated in this epic conflict and of the many battles that took place in the West, in areas of large Hispanic populations and strong Spanish heritage.

Ms. Shively will discuss the story of the more than 20,000 Hispanics who fought in the Civil War (some for the Union and some for the Confederacy) and the thousands of Hispanic civilians who lent hearts and hands on the homefront.


The content of the book is available at no cost on the NPS Civil War Website. It was published by Eastern National, though it is currently out of stock.  Ms. Shively reports that Covid adversely affected brick and mortar bookstores, and Eastern National is considering a "Publishing on Demand" option for this and some of its other titles.  In the meantime, the book can be found on eBay and other secondary market venues.

About the Speaker:

Carol Shively spent her career as a Supervisory Park Ranger with the National Park Service, serving since 1980 in five national parks across the country including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Fire Island and Canaveral National Seashores, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.  The majority of her time, however, was spent at Yellowstone National Park, about which she has authored two books and numerous articles.

Before retiring, Ms. Shively's final assignment was as Coordinator for the National Park Service’s Civil War to Civil Rights Commemoration. In that capacity, among other things, she oversaw numerous signature events and edited a series of books to facilitate a more inclusive understanding of these pivotal times in the American experience.

Ms. Shively's activities included her work on the following publications and other media as follows:

•             Project Manager, Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War, Eastern National, 2014

•             Editor, Hispanics and the Civil War: From Battlefield to Homefront, Eastern National, 2014

•             Project Designer, American Indians and the Civil War, Eastern National, 2015

•             Editor, Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War, Eastern National, 2016

•             Author and Project Manager, USDI National Park Service, “Summary Report on the Civil War to Civil Rights Commemoration,” Government Printing Office, 2016

•             NPS Liaison, Civil War: The Untold Story, 5-Episode Documentary aired on Public Television, Great Divide Productions, 2014

•             Co-Coordinator, NPS Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Card Program, Government Printing Office, 2016

Ms. Shively received her B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1980 and her M.A. in  Natural Resource Planning in 1983, also from UCLA.

 

Relevant Links Suggested by Ms. Shively:

NPS Civil War Website page: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/books.htm  

 

PDF of the book from the NPS Civil War Website:

https://www.nps.gov/stri/learn/historyculture/upload/Hispanics-in-Civil-War-8x8-booklet-lowres.pdf

 

NPS Civil War to Civil Rights Commemoration Summary:

https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/upload/CIVIL-WAR-TO-CIVIL-RIGHTS-SUMMARY-REPORT-1-v2.pdf

 

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CWRTDC'S PREVIOUS MEETING

PRESENTATION OF THE 

EDWIN C. BEARSS AWARDS 

VIA ZOOM

We are delighted to report that the CWRTDC will finally present its expanded Ed Bearss Award on Wednesday, June 15th at 6pm ET.  We had hoped to hold the ceremony during an in-person meeting, but (alas) the virus had other plans.  More details are posted HERE (https://cwrtdc-calendar.blogspot.com/)

A copy of the News Release for the awards ceremony is available HERE (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mLervhH5Xm9TdhU6mbTldTMKkeo0TWfJ/view)

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, June 15th (note: this is not on our traditional Tuesday date; we moved the ceremony to accommodate a conflict with the Lincoln Group of DC).  We will start the presentation at 6pm ET, in lieu of our usual social hour, so please sign on early.  

Carl Adams's presentation "March to Juneteenth" will follow the ceremony.

Wed., June 15, 2022, at 6pm ET
Or point your browser to the following link and use the Meeting ID and passcode shown below:
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Meeting ID: 737 7733 3091
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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
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Following the Ed Bearss Award Ceremony


VIA ZOOM


"March to Juneteenth"

presentation by
CARL ADAMS

Use the same Meeting ID numbers and passcodes shown above for the Ed Bearss Award Ceremony (or just stay on the Zoom meeting).


About the Topic:

Civil War Round Table of District of Columbia member Carl Adams will discuss how his research into the lives of Nance and her son, Pvt. William Henry Costley expedited non-partisan action on a Congressional Bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. 

Before his involvement, the narrative reported to Congress was the inaccurate "Legend" of Juneteenth that had Gen. Grainger 'marching' into Galveston at the head of a column of two thousand Union soldiers with the General Order #3. 

Mr. Adams will explain the true story that includes the 1st Rgt IL Colored Volunteers (29th USCT), a ship that had been sent to Texas from Union headquarters at City Point, VA, and the remarks in the column of the Adj. Gen. Report of IL that a burial detail took place in Galveston.

Find out how those facts tie into his talk entitled "March to Juneteenth."

The sudden realization that African-American soldiers recruited from all of the northern states were represented at the original Juneteenth in 1865 helped the Bill sail through both Houses of Congress in less than a week.  Such action was totally unprecedented, and Pres. Biden signed the Bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday the same week!

About the Speaker:

Carl Adams, biographer of Nance, was raised in Alton, IL, along the “color line” with mostly white folks to the south and minorities to the north near two racially segregated public schools.  He started writing journalism in high school during the Civil Rights movement and reported news for NPR radio at Southern Illinois University. He moved to Peoria after graduating from SIU and worked on TV news, Channel 19.

In the spring of 1993, he read about an unknown Black woman “… a Negro girl name Nance” a slave from Tazewell County. His curiosity led to the revelations about the trials and tribulations of Mrs. Nance Legins-Costley, depicted in his book.  See https://www.amazon.com/NANCE-Trials-Abraham-Lincoln-Legins-Costley/dp/1502947595/ref=sr_1_1?crid=AUF56TV5HXJ7&keywords=nance+adams&qid=1650072647&sprefix=nance+adams%2Caps%2C46&sr=8-1 

Those revelations also include the events of Nance’s children, who played a role in the “March to Juneteenth.”

Mr. Adams’s affiliations include our Round Table, the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, and the Illinois State Historical Society. He was also inducted into the African American Hall of Fame Museum in 2020, and he serves as a historian for the Education Committee of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation.

Mr. Adams now resides in Bethesda, MD, but continues to be heavily involved in events in Illinois.




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CWRTDC'S PREVIOUS MEETING



PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS CONTACT: Debbie M. Jackson, Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, Producer

DMinter908@gmail.com

 

THE LINCOLN GROUP OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

in conjunction with

THE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 

Present a Virtual Reading of

Freedom’s Temple, The Lincoln Memorial

a New Play by Bryce O. Stenzel

 

Conde Nest Traveler Lincoln Memorial Monument - Bing images

 

Directed by KenYatta Rogers

Virtual Public Reading:  Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 4:00 – 5:30 pm ET

The event is FREE and all are welcome to attend.


Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73777333091?pwd=V05ZQm9iSDlLSHcvSk4zYTJuMGpidz09


Or point your browser to the following link and use the Meeting ID and passcode shown below:
Zoom "Join A Meeting" Pagehttps://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 737 7733 3091
Passcode: Zoom1861

Or dial in by your location:

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 828 9304 8523
Passcode: 24641769

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcZG7EOkvV

For a cheat sheet on how to use Zoom's control features click HERE


The Lincoln Group and the Civil War Round Table are pleased to co-sponsor this special event as part of the celebration of the Centennial of the Lincoln Memorial.  The centennial program will kick-off with an event on the historic steps of the Lincoln Memorial, starting at 10am ET. on Sunday, May 22, which will feature speakers (such as Dr. Charlotte Morris, president of the historically black Tuskegee University; Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer; and Howard University historian Edna Greene Medford), actors (such as Stephen Lang, of “Avatar” fame, and well-known Washington singer and actress Felicia Curry) and musical performances.  The public is invited to the free event, which is also co-sponsored by the Lincoln Forum and the National Park Service. For more information about the kick-off event, visit https://www.lincolnian.org/. 

 

The premiere reading of excerpts from Freedom’s Temple: The Lincoln Memorial, directed by KenYatta Rogers is based on an original script by Bryce O. Stenzel and will be held virtually at 4pm ET on Monday, May 23. The play is a dramatic presentation of  information about the design, construction, and evolving meaning of the Lincoln Memorial. The script provides behind the scenes insights too often unknown or overlooked. Key characters include the designers and builders, as well as Marian Anderson and the agent who advocated on her behalf.  You will also hear the words of Dr. Robert Moton, the sole African American speaker at the May 1922 dedication, whose remarks were censured as “too radical” for the Jim Crow era organizers.

 

KenYatta Rogers is an award-winning actor who will lead a stellar cast of actors with editorial assistance of the Lincoln Group’s vice president of special programs Debbie M. Jackson. Following the reading there will be a Q&A with the playwright, where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the play, ask questions, offer suggestions, and consider ideas for further development of the play.

 

Please join us via the Zoom link above.


KenYatta Rogers,  Director, received a BA in English from Clark Atlanta University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty of Montgomery College where he currently serves as coordinator for the Theatre discipline.  He was named 2014 Maryland Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Rogers has been a guest artist/presenter at Yale University, Syracuse University, George Washington University, Indiana State University, Clemson University, Frederick Community College, Lehigh University, Howard University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and Catholic University. Rogers has been an adjudicator for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, the Folger Theatre’s High School Shakespeare Festival, and the NAACP’s ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics) program as well as a teaching-artist for the Helen Hayes Awards Theatre Legacy Program.  As a member of AEA (Actors’ Equity Association), he has directed or performed in over 50 professional theatre productions and has over 50 film, television, and radio credits.

 

 

Bryce O. Stenzel, Playwright, a native of Mankato, Minnesota, graduated with honors from Mankato State University, earning both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History. Stenzel has taught in public and private schools, as well as at the collegiate level. In 1989, he developed his first-person portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, presenting to audiences throughout the United States. Author of eight books on local historical and Lincoln-related topics, he co-authored a book with Julie Schrader on the history and re-creation of Mankato's Boy in Blue Civil War Memorial. He serves as Chair of the Boy in Blue Civil War Veterans’ Memorial Committee, Mankato Area Community Band President, and Secretary of the New Ulm Battery.  Stenzel's books can be ordered directly via email: bryceostenzel@gmail.com



The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia is an active institution dedicated to a better understanding our 16th President. Programs and events are designed to promote study of the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. In recent years, the Lincoln Group has worked with the National Park Service and other organizations to create major programs that celebrated and interpreted the 150th anniversaries of Lincoln's first and second inaugurations; the Emancipation Proclamation; The Gettysburg Address; the Assassination; and the Funeral Train procession to Illinois.  Panels were assembled to analyze Lincoln's policies regarding habeas corpus, military justice, and race relations. Regular meetings promote the scholarly work of prominent authors and researchers.  Opportunities are given for rising younger talents in Lincoln studies. Many of our programs are available in the video archives of the C-Span 3 History Channel.  For information, please consult our Homepage: Home | Lincoln Group of DC (lincolnian.org)


The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia was established in 1951 with Bruce Catton among its founding members. Its purpose is to stimulate and expand interest in the military, political, diplomatic, economic, and socio-cultural history of the United States and particularly the Civil War.  Among its achievements, the Round Table spawned the National Civil War Centennial Commission. For information, please consult our Homepage:  The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia (cwrtdc.org)

 

 

National Park Service:  Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument - Bing images

 

 

 

For further information, please consult the websites for the co-sponsoring organizations and consider making a donation to help sponsor these and other important programs.

 

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