December 2017 Meeting – David Goetz

As is the tradition of the Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable, our December meeting will be a dinner. This year, we feature David Goetz, who will describe the links between Mosby and Lincoln. Goetz owns Mosby’s Confederacy Tours and leads tours in “Mosby’s Confederacy” in the counties of Fauquier, Loudoun, Warren, and Clarke. He published “Hell Is Being a Republican in Virginia”: The Postwar Relationship Between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant, which examined the pursuit of peace and reconciliation between North and South by Colonel Mosby and President Grant.

In 2017, Goetz published his second book, Ever the Gray Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracies, also a nonfiction work, on Colonel Mosby’s role as a spy and intimate planner of a captured Lincoln’s escape route out of Washington. He will be discussing elements of this fascinating story at our dinner meeting.

Meeting date: December 12, 2017

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 to clean up will be greatly appreciated.

A–F: Desserts

G–P: Main course/casserole

Q–Z: Salads

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, particularly since several terms are up in 2018. For anyone who has questions or is interested, please email Pamela Tilson at We will be holding an election at the March 2018 meeting.

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

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