SHIPPENSBURG AREA CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE
The Shippensburg Area Civil War Roundtable
(SACWR) was established in January of 2001. From the very conception of the
Roundtable, the process of educating the community about the civil war and that
era of time has been a primary objective.
We try to accomplish that goal through the use of speakers that are
recognized authorities in their field of civil war history, individuals from
the National Park Service, college or university professors, noted authors and knowledgeable
members of other Civil War Roundtables. Other learning opportunities include
the use of discussions, a ‘member’s night’ where individual members discuss
topics they may be researching or family members who fought in the war. To visualize
what we have discussed at our meetings, we take field trips to local battlefields and historical sites to
Roundtable meets on the third Tuesday
of every month from September through May, except in December at the Christ United Methodist Church 47 East King Street Shippensburg, Pa At 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parking
is beside the church in the M & T Bank parking lot, just off North Apple
Ave. Please enter the church through the
last door on the side of the church towards the rear of the building.
meetings are open to the public, members and non members alike. Our membership
includes men and women, young and older with varied backgrounds and different
interests. Yearly membership dues are $20 (individual) and $30 (family) per
calendar year. No matter what your interest in the civil war, there’s a place
for you in the Shippensburg Area Civil
have any questions, please contact Robin Vaughn at 717 532 9166.
March 20, 2012 – Members’ night. ‘SACWR’
Historian Wayne Wachsmuth will discuss ‘Day 1’ of The Battle of Gettysburg. (prelude to spring
field trip ). Various other members will
April 17, 2012 -- Colonel John S. Mosby C.S.A. Speaker, David Shuey will discuss the life and adventures of
Mosby and his famous Rangers while performing a 1st person portrayal. He will appear as Mosby in the uniform of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, similar to what Mosby would have worn exactly 150 years ago.
May 15, 2012 – Lee’s Maryland
Campaign of 1862. Speaker, John Hoptak, author of ‘The Battle
of South Mountain’ and a U.S. Park Ranger at Antietam National Military
Battlefield will speak.