Wednesday, 14 July, 2021
The Civil Warriors Civil War Round Table will hold its next meeting of 2021 at 7PM PDT on Wednesday, July 14, via Zoom. We will be hosting an online presentation by Dr.
Dave Schrader who will talk about “West Point and Mexican War Connections Galore!”
West Point was a key part of the training of many Civil War generals, followed by the test-by-fire of the Mexican War. Both yielded a rich web of interpersonal connections among the generals. During the Civil War, many generals fighting
battles already knew each other well! In this talk, Dr. Dave Schrader will build up the social network of who were classmates (and party animals) at West Point, who fought together in the West and Mexico, and map that set of
friendships onto key Civil War battles.
“Dr. Dave” Schrader has been giving CWRT talks to Los Angeles audiences since 2013, and this is his 15th topic. He is particularly fascinated by “the rest of the story” – for
example, the activities of support organizations such as the Signal Corps, the Commissary Corps and the Quartermaster
Corps, who often played major but behind- the-scene 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. Or the Fire-Eaters who drummed up support for secession in the south while the Abolitionists were busy motivating people in the North. Most of his talks are interactive with quiz questions, so be prepared for audience participation!
We will be meeting via the Zoom meeting app. We will send out the meeting on-line connection information shortly before our meeting day (7/14/21). Please plan on beginning your hookup a few minutes before the 7PM PDT meeting time. If you are a first time visitor to the Civil Warriors, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 section.
Our Round Table ordinarily meets at Weilers Deli at 22323 Sherman Way, West Hills. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by civil authorities, the Civil Warriors have been unable to meet face-to-face for the past year and have been using the Zoom app to continue our monthly educational get-together. We hope to resume in-person meetings late in 2021.