June 14, 2018: Robert Mattson will speak on the Civil War Navy in Florida, based on his book by the same title (2014). His talk will focus on men, ships, and actions. Robert is a Civil War reenactor who portrays a Union Navy seaman.
July 12, 2018: TBD.
Aug. 9, 2018: No meeting
Sept. 13, 2018: Author and historian Dale Cox, of Two Egg (in the Panhandle), Florida, will speak on the Battle of Marianna (Sept. 27, 1864) and Natural Bridge (March 6, 1865).
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.
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