The Civil Warriors Civil War Round Table
of the San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles will
hold its final meeting of 2023 at 7:00PM
Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday,
December 13, via Zoom. We will be hosting an
online presentation by Dr. Dave Schrader, who will
be talking about “The Boys of Illinois - Teacher's
Regiment and the Rock River Rifles.”
In this new talk, Dr. Dave Schrader intersects a view of the war through the stories of recruits from Illinois with his personal background growing up in the cornfields of northwestern Illinois. The talk focuses on the war as seen through letters home from soldiers in the Teacher's Regiment, from the Normal School (now Illinois State University where Dave went), and the Rock River Rifles (where Dave grew up). Dave will trace the steps of several soldiers in one regiment that faced battles in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, while the others marched through Kentucky and Tennessee to Atlanta, and ended up in Washington DC. Dave's talks are always very interesting and entertaining. This one is personal and he's excited about it. So, you don't want to miss this meeting!
Dr. Dave Schrader has been giving CWRT talks to Los Angeles audiences since 2013. He is particularly fascinated by "the rest of the story." For example, he has spoken about the activities of support organizations such as the Signal Corps, the Quartermaster and the Commissary Corps, who often played major, but behind-the-scenes, roles in the abilities of generals and presidents to achieve their goals. Or, people like Lincoln's Secretaries, or his Ambassadors, that played a pivotal role in supporting the President and his policies.
We will be meeting via the Zoom meeting app. We
will send out the meeting on-line connection
information shortly before our meeting day (12/13).
Please plan on beginning your hookup shortly before the 7PM PST meeting time. If you are a first-time visitor
to the Civil Warriors, please contact us at email@example.com for information regarding the
hookup. Guests, new members and returning 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