Saturday, September 13, 2008

Gettysburg Heroes with Glenn LaFantasie

Glenn W. La Fantasie addresses the Louisville Civil War Round Table, Sept. 12, 2008
Last evening's opening meeting of the 2008 - 2009 season was a winner, with Glenn LaFantasie's excellent and engaging presentation Gettysburg and Its Many Heroes, focusing on James Longstreet, Frank Haskell, William C. Oates, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Dr. LaFantasie used the Bruce Catton quote "feeling the echoes" as a recurring theme to emphasize the importance of walking the grounds of Gettysburg in order to appreciate the actions and sacrifices made there. He made his new book Gettysburg Heroes, Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground ( Indiana University Press, 2008) available to LCWRT members at a great price, and graciously autographed copies.

On the preservation front, due to the generosity of our members, the LCWRT was able to raise $115 for the 2008 - 2009 Preservation Grant in our first fundraisng effort of the year.

Bryan Winlsow, President of the LCWRT, announced this year's Fall Field Trip will be Wildcat Mountain , near London. KY on Oct. 26. The field trip guide will be Chris Kolakowski who assured participants they will need their hiking boots and walking shoes.

John Davis, LCWRT Past President & Christopher Kolakowski, Chris Kolakowski, left, executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association and LCWRT member socialize before dinner.
For more information on the Louisville Civil War Round Table, its membership, meetings and preservation grant, please visit our home page at LCWRT .

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