December 2016 Meeting – Peter Carlson

As is the tradition of the Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable, our December meeting will be a dinner. This year, we feature Peter Carlson, who will describe the many adventures of Junius Browne and Albert Richardson, two reporters who covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until they were captured by Confederates. The two were jailed but escaped, aided by slaves and pro-Union bushwhackers. Carlson, the author of Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey, has worked for the Boston Herald American, People magazine, and The Washington Post, where he retired in 2008 after 22 years.

Meeting date: December 13, 2016

Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Meeting/presentation: 7:30 p.m.

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

Potluck Dinner

Each member is asked to bring a dish, according to the alphabetical schedule below. The Board of Directors and anyone else who can stay a bit late to help with clean up is encouraged to do so.

A–F: Main course/casserole

G–P: Salads

Q–Z: Desserts

The Roundtable will furnish drinks, tableware, and a meat/cheese tray. Guests are welcome, but members should bring enough food for them as well. Be sure to introduce your guests during the announcements at the beginning of the meeting.

Please consider serving on the Board of Directors; for anyone who has questions or is interested, please email Pamela Tilson at We will be holding an election at the March 2017 meeting.

Note: If weather looks threatening, check your email or the website for information.


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