Meetings & Events

Meetings are are always on the second Monday of each month, unless otherwise indicated. We have dinner with the speaker at Bogart's in Sylva at 5 p.m. followed by social time at 6:30 p.m. at the meeting facility. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Our new meeting place is the HF Robinson Auditorium at Western Carolina University.

Please check local newspapers and the newsletter for any changes.


MAY
Calendar of Regional Civil War Events
Date
Event
Presenters / Sponsors
Event Type
Locale
Contact
4-6th
“Grant Invades Tennessee: Battles of Forts Henry & Donelson” 
Timothy B. Smith / CWEA
Walking Tour   $$
Paris Landing, TN
6th
“The Fighting McCooks:First Family of the American Military”
Ranger Program / Chickamauga NMP
Lecture/Presentation
Chickamauga, GA
6-7th
“Union Garrison”
 Fort Clinch State Park
Living History, etc.   $
Fernandina Beach, FL
8th
"North Carolina Atlas"
Michael Hill
Lecture/Presentation
Sylva, NC
9th
"The Four-Legged Soldiers in the Civil War"
James "Bud" Robertson / KCWRT
Lecture/Presentation
Knoxville, TN
11-13th
“Battle of Perryville 1862”
Darryl Smith / CWEA
Walking Tour   $$
Danville, KY
12-15th
WNCCWRT's Upper Shenandoah Valley Spring Tour
Richard Smith / WNCCWRT
Auto Tour   $
Sylva, NC
13th
"Hike & Tour Pickett's Mill Battlefield"
Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Ranger Tour   $
 Dallas, GA
770-443-7850
13th
“Class Conflict in the Army: Officers & Enlisted Men in Confederate Ranks,” 
Ranger Program / Chickamauga NMP
Lecture/Presentation
Lynchburg, VA
13th
“The Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens”
A.H. Stephens State Park
Living History, etc.   $
Crawfordville, GA
15th
“Dierctor's Tour of Battle of New Market”
Viginia Museum of Civil War History
Lecture/Presentation
New Market, VA
866-515-1864
19-21st
"North-South Skirmish Assoc, Civil War Live-Fire Competition"
Ft. Shenandoah/N-S Skirmish Association.
Shooting Competition
Winchester, VA
20th
“Atlanta Campaign”
Switzer Library
Lecture/Presentation
Marrietta, GA
770-528-2320
20th
“Hallowed Ground”
Ranger Program / Stones River NBP
Lantern Tour
Murfreesboro, TN
615-893-9501
20th
“The Aftermath of Battle”
Bentonville Battlefield State HS
Living History, etc.
Four Oaks, NC
20-21st
“Battle of New Market”
New Market Battlefield SHP
Living History, etc.   $
New Market, VA
25th
“Appomattox’s Peace Memorial”
Caroline Janney / ACWM
Lecture/Reception
Appomattox, VA
27th
"Artillery & Camp Demonstrations"
Ranger Program / Chickamauga NMP
Living History, etc.
Chickamauga, GA
27th
"A Southern Boy in Blue: Marcus Woodcock and the 9th Kentucky”
Ranger Program / Chickamauga NMP
Living History, etc.
Chickamauga, GA
27th
"Civil War Period Music Concert & Living History"
Ranger Programs / Shiloh NMP
Concert & Living History
Shiloh, TN
27-28th
Memorial Day Programs
Ranger Programs / Stones River NBP
Memorial Programs
Murfreesboro, TN
27-28th
“Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers”
Ranger Programs / Harper's Ferry NHP
Living History, etc.
Harper's Ferry, WV
27-28th
“Military Timeline”
Bennett Place State Historic Site
Living History, etc.
Durham, NC
27-29th
"Memorial Day Programs & Living History"
Ranger Programs / Shiloh NMP
Memorial Programs
Shiloh, TN


WNCCWRT Visit to the 
Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus


12 Round Table members recently spent a weekend in Georgia, visiting the Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus and then to the infamous civil war prison site at Andersonville...

Members were much impressed with the museum's content, which included the sunken remains of the Confederate ironclad CSS Jackson...In one huge room, there was a wall of Civil War battle flags that flew from Confederate and Union ships...Even a full scale mock up of a section of Admiral Farragut's flagship, USS Hartford which led the assault on Mobile Bay...Following the tour and dinner, we retired to our hotel to "splice the mainbrace"...that's cocktail hour in English.

After an early morning breakfast, we ventured to Andersonville for a Ranger led tour...The museum honors not only the prisoners held in Andersonville, but all American POWs, in all of this nation's wars...The display was very moving...We all came away with a deep appreciation of what those men and women suffered, and what they did to survive.As we moved to the actual prison site, having visited the museum first, the members had a much better understanding of just what went on inside this enclosure as well as other camps like  Douglas in Chicago and Elmira in New York.

After a hardy lunch, right there in the tiny, tiny town of Andersonville, we headed home. And as they say, a good time was had by all and we look forward to our next outing together... 

WNCCWRT Members who made the trip
to Andersonville & Columbus, GA 
Civil War Naval Museum Columbia, GA
Naval Frigate Vessel
Union Monitor Ship
Hulk of enormous confederate ship
raised from southern river
Graves of about 13,000 union soliders who
died while interred at Andersonville prison
Reconstructed Entrance Gate
to Andersonville 26 acre site
WNC roundtable visiting civil war,
Andersonville prison
Statue at Andersonville Prison

Lunch at Andersonville GA
quaint restuarant
Mrs Betty Rouser at the National Prisioner
Ular Museum at Andersonville Prision

Copyright of images Ray Rouser Photography