Wednesday, 8 March 2017
The Civil Warriors Round Table will hold its next meeting of 2017 at 7PM on Wednesday, March 8th, at Weiler’s Deli in West Hills, CA. Nancy Martsch presents the talk, “The Rebellion Within the Rebellion.”
According to the legend, in Mississipi during the Civil War a Confederate deserter named Newton Knight and his followers rebelled against the Confederacy, raised the Union flag, and proclaimed Jones County to be the Free State of Jones. This is the subject of the recent movie, The Free State of Jones.
Confederate loyalists say that Newt Knight was a renegade, a thief, and a murderer who married a black woman - and there never was a "Free State of Jones". The opposing view hails Newt Knight as a Unionist, an opponent of slavery, and a champion of the people - and says, yes, there was a "Free State of Jones". But there is one thing upon which both sides agree: Newt Knight was superb guerilla fighter.
But the story of the Free State of Jones is also a tale of conflicting loyalties within Mississippi: Secession vs Union, white vs black, rich vs poor. And these loyalties have affected how the story has been told. Nancy Martsch will talk about the Free State of Jones, what came before, and what happened after.
Nancy Martsch was a photo retoucher and colourist before retirement. Nancy is a member of Mensa and is an expert on JRR Tolkien. She has been a member of the Civil Warriors Civil War Roundtable for several years. This will be her second talk on the Civil War to the Civil Warriors, following her presentation on “Robert Smalls and the Planter” in December of 2014.
As always, come join us before the program starts. Our members start assembling around 6PM for the Weilers 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, deli sandwich and exclusive Weilers side dishes. If you wish to partake of the dinner, please RSVP before noon of 3/8/17 to Dave Goracke at: email@example.com
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 the Future Presentations section of this website.
Weiler's West Hills Deli
22323 Sherman Way - West Hills
Presentation at 7PM sharp!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Enthusiastic Discussion to Follow