Oct 11, 2018: Peggy Macdonald, director of the Matheson History Museum in Gainesville, will speak on Esther Hill Hawks and the emergence of modern medicine during the Civil War. Hawks was a physician, a Northerner, a teacher, a school administrator, a suffragist, and an abolitionist. In her diaries, she describes heading to the South after the war to care for the newly freed slaves in her capacity as both a teacher and a doctor.
Nov. 8, 2018: Donna Waller will give a talk on Why the Civil War Happened. Dr. Waller is a retired Santa Fe College faculty member, where her teaching focus for 30 years was on the Civil War and the history of the American presidency. In October 2014, she spoke to the CWRNF on the War with Mexico.
December, 2018: No regular Meeting. Christmas Party is December 13 at Napolatanos in Gainesville.
Jan. 10, 2019: Gould Hager, Author and Columnist for Civil War News - Georgia’s Confederate Monuments: In Honor of a Fallen Nation
Feb. 14, 2019: Basil Gribbon – Political Climate/Power Struggles of Europe vis a vis North America and the Civil War
Mar. 14, 2019: Noah Gengler - The Civil War in the Far West
Apr. 11, 2019: Joe Byrd, “Major William Simmons, Confederate Sharpshooter”. Joe is an author and great-great nephew of William Simmons
May. 9, 2019: Bruce Smith, Former Director of the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga – Warships on the Chattahoochee
Jun. 13, 2019: Phill Greenwalt – Florida Brigade at Gettysburg
Jul. 11, 2019: Thomas Jessee – R. E. Lee Impersonator
Sept. 12, 2019: Eric Jacobson, Executive Director of The Franklin Battlefield Trust - Battle of Franklin, Tennessee
Oct. 10, 2019: Dr. Walker Blanton, Professor at Jacksonville University – Topic to be Announced
Nov. 14, 2019: Speaker and Topic TBD
All meetings held at Trinity United Methodist Church
4000 NW 53rd Avenue
(front Education building, Room 232)
Gainesville, Florida 32653
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Program Topics and Speakers Subject to Change