59th Campaign Year
Civil War Round Table
Harrisburg Civil War Round Table was organized and established in
1959. Over that time period, the interest of the general public
in the Civil War has ebbed and flowed. In contrast, the Harrisburg
Civil War Round Table has continually focused on helping its members
expand their appreciation for that time in history and to gain better
insight into the people and events. Through the contribution and
support of its members, the Round Table has long provided a "congenial
medium" to facilitate the search for understanding about the
war. The search has been a collective effort where we discuss and
debate, enjoy the camaraderie, and share our learning with each
it is important to honor and remember the sacrifices of all previous
generations in America, we have a special connection to the generation
that lived and fought the Civil War. You can feel that connection
at our dinner meetings and on our field trips. We have had many
meetings where eminent scholars have shared their knowledge and
interest though lectures and discussion. One has only to reflect
on the numerous present and former members who have spoken at our
meetings and are published authors of Civil War articles and books.
our Round Table is more than just meetings. Through field trips
we have had an opportunity to walk the battlefields to visualize
and gain insights into the actions and events of that long ago time.
The Round Table also endeavors to preserve and protect battlefields,
historical sites, landmarks and relics of that era. In the last
few years we have supported the placement of local markers recognizing
General John Geary and the engagement at Sporting Hill. Most recently,
we have adopted a battlefield position and a monument in support
of preservation efforts at Gettysburg National Battlefield.
We exist to help satisfy a lasting and fundamental interest in America's Civil War - one where the search for deeper understanding continues to be an insatiable quest. Our meetings are open to the public who have an interest in the Civil War.
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