Wednesday, 10 October, 2018
The Civil Warriors Round Table will hold its next meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, October 10th, at Weiler’s Deli in West Hills, CA.
Nick Smith will visit to talk about the “Sons of Union Veterans” and Dean Smith will talk about “Financing the Civil War.”
This year the Civil Warriors have been looking at some contemporary outfalls of the Civil War including monument controversies, the KKK and participation in ancestor heritage societies. On the 10th Nick Smith will complete the society story with a talk on the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Nick will explain how the Sons first started and organized, what were their goals and charter and what they have accomplished over the past century plus. Nick will also give some insight into the local organization and how you might become a member of the Sons of Union Veterans.
In the second presentation of the evening Dean Smith will discuss a sometimes overlooked crisis in the conduct of the Civil War. You know that the United States was not prepared for war in 1861, and the Confederate States had no governmental structure, at all. However, do you know how the two sides managed to fund their war efforts? What were the major funding sources? Who were the main policy makers? Which side won the funding war? Come and hear the “Readers Digest” answers to these questions, and see some currency, coins, and bonds from Dean Smith’s collection.
The Civil Warriors have had the distinct pleasure of hearing, learning and enjoying several talks by both of tonight’s speakers. Nick Smith is a long-time active member of the Pasadena Civil War Round Table. He is well-known throughout the SoCal CWRT community for his dedicated work of identifying Civil War veteran graves and ensuring that they are honored with markers noting their service. He has spoken to several Round Tables, historical societies and conferences about both national and local Civil War history.
Dean Smith is the President of the L. A. Civil War Round Table; a member of the Board of Directors, of the Drum Barracks Museum; and, an officer in the Sons of Union Veterans. He has visited several Civil War battlefields, and given presentations at Round Tables, and several other organizations in Southern California.
As always, come join us before the program starts. Our members start assembling around 6PM for refreshments like the Weilers deli sandwich dinner and for the camaraderie of their fellow Civil Warriors. Meeting attendance is $5 which includes soft drinks, cookies and an entry in our book drawing. The sandwich dinner is $15 which includes attendance, a deli sandwich and exclusive Weilers side dishes. If you wish to partake of the dinner, please RSVP before noon of 10/10/18 to Dave Goracke at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and your dinner will be available when you arrive. Guests and new members are always welcome to join us for this and future meetings! If you can’t make this meeting, please consider one of our exciting upcoming meetings noted in our Future Presentations section.
Weiler's West Hills Deli
22323 Sherman Way - West Hills
Presentation at 7PM sharp!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Questions and Discussions Following Nick’s and Dean’s Presentations!