September 2013 (vol. 61, Num. 1)

On September 23, 2013, in Uncategorized, by chaleybgis
  • Meeting reservations are due by September 6, 2013. Due to the expected crowd, you may want to arrive earlier than usual. Dinner will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m.
  • Cancellations due to A.J. Singleton, (859) 231-3692 or aj.singleton@skofirm.com within 72 hours of the meeting as we are charged for all dinners ordered including guests.
  • NEW Cost of Meal: $26 CHECKS ACCEPTABLE.

Premier Party for

THE SOUTHERN CROSS:
THE STORY OF THE CONFEDERACY’S
FIRST BATTLE FLAG

The September meeting of the Kentucky Civil War Round Table will be a “first” for the sixty-two year old organization; it will be the site of the premier showing of Witnessing History’s made for television documentary production, The Southern Cross: The Story of The Confederacy’s First Battle Flag.

If you have ever wondered why and how the famous Confederate St. Andrews Cross battle flag came about – and who made the first such flag – here you will find the answers. Produced in Surround Sound with exquisite music, the fifty minute documentary production will have its broadcast debut on Kentucky Educational Television in September. The film is lavishly illustrated with images of many original flags, as well as portraiture, paintings and period photography. You will see magnificent recreated scenes of the making of the first flag and the making of hundreds of such flags by the ladies of Richmond, Virginia in the Fall of 1861, and terrific re-enacted scenes of the two battles through which the first such battle flag served, Shiloh and Perryville.

Two large screens will display the film to the Round Table membership. Present with the Round Table will be all the production staff, technicians and cinematographers, as well as many of the actors and actresses who played roles either by virtue of their voice or presence. It has all the prospects of being one of the most memorable programs in the Round Table’s long and distinguished history.

Upcoming Speakers for 2013

  • September, 16, 2013 – Premier Party at The Campbell House
  • November 18, 2013 – James I. “Bud” Robertson
  • January 13, 2014 –
  • March17, 2014 –
  • May 19, 2014 –

Treasurer’s Report

Chris Anderson

Currently our membership stands at 385. Our goal of 400 members is within reach. If for some reason you missed paying your dues last year they are only $50.

Thus far in 2013 we have picked up where we left off in 2012 with positive cash flow and strong dues collections. Please bring a guest to our next meeting, our new member initiation fee is only $25.

Please remember the Round Table is an IRC 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization and your contributions and dues are tax deductible. Your contributions and dues will help to provide quality programs in the coming year. Letters acknowledging 2012 contributions will go out this month. Anyone wishing a copy of the annual or interim financial statements can request a copy by emailing your request to ceanderson@barcpa.com.

President’s Corner

  • E-mailsIf you have not shared it and are willing to do so, or maybe it has changed and you need to update it, don’t forget to add your current e-mail address to your return card (if it is not applicable, please indicate with “N/A).”
  • Dues Reminder Don’t forget, dues statements will go out November 1, 2013. If you have not paid your dues by May 31, 2014, you will be deleted from membership. Dues are $50. The discount dues of $45 must be postmarked before January 1, 2014. Please remember to let us know if you have not received your membership card. It is also important that you let us know if your address has changed.
  • Meal Cost Reminder – Cost is now $26.00. Please note that we are now accepting checks for payment. Checks should be made payable to “Kentucky Civil War Round Table.”

Announcements

Battle of Mill Springs Tour November 16, 2013

Untitled1Price is $175.00 and includes a light continental breakfast, lunch at the Visitors Center, mid-afternoon refreshments, maps, reading material and bus transportation.

Few battles of the American Civil War can be said to have had enormous strategic influence on the course of the conflict. Though small compared to many other battles of the Civil War, the January 19, 1862 engagement at Mill Springs had significant impact on the course of the War west of the Appalachian Mountains. We will walk the battlefield, and discuss each significant aspect of the fighting, including Colonel Frank Wolford’s 1st Kentucky Cavalry’s operations, the battle of the 15th Mississippi and the 2nd Minnesota at the fence rails, the death of General Felix Zollicoffer and the attack of the 9th Ohio. We will visit the Confederate winter camps, General George B. Crittenden’s Headquarters before the battle, the final artillery positions of General George H. Thomas’s Union force, and follow the Confederate retreat all the way to the site where the remnants of the army were ferried across the Cumberland River. Lunch will be held at the new visitors center. On the way to the battlefield we will visit Camp Dick Robinson, one of the most critical sites in Kentucky’s Civil War history, and a site important to the Mill Springs story. Returning, we will briefly stop at and discuss Camp Nelson.

Please download and fill out the registration form to join us on this tour.

 

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