December Meeting – Member Presentations

As is our tradition at the Loudoun Civil War Roundtable, at our December meeting we open the floor to member presentations.  We will also have a potluck dinner at the meeting:

Meeting time:  7:30 PM, December 13, 2011.

Location:   Presbyterian Church, 207 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia.

Topic:  Member Presentations

Our speakers are Jon Guttman, Craig Swain, and Mary Fishback.  They will speak in the order in which they volunteered.

 Jon Guttman — Bahia incident – The CSS Florida was seized by the US Navy in the neutral Brazilian port of Bahia.

The CSS Florida

Craig Swain — The Timberclad Gunboats of the Mississippi – The warships that saved US Grant. Twice!

USS Tyler

Mary Fishback — will be reading “Christmas Night of 1862,” a poem by William Gordon McCabe (1841-1920) as well as “Santa, My Boy,” from Russell Baker’s book, Poor Russell’s Almanac.

Nast's Civil War Christmas

“Potluck Dinner”

 

As before, this will be a potluck dinner for which each member is asked to bring a dish according to the alphabetical schedule below. Anyone who can come a bit early and stay a bit late to help with set up and cleanup is encouraged to do so.

 

If your name begins with A – H, please bring a main course or casserole dish.  If I – P bring a salad or side.  If Q – Z bring a desert.

 

The Roundtable will furnish drinks, tableware, napkins, rolls, a meat tray, and a cheese tray. Also, you may bring guests but remember to bring enough food for them as well.  Feel free to introduce your guests when announcements are called for at the beginning of the meeting.

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About Craig Swain

"Historical marker hunter" and Civil War enthusiast.
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