November 24 2020
December Program Change

The December program for the First Defenders Civil War Round Table is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8th, at Giannotti’a Country Restaurant with dinner being served at 6:30 PM and the business meeting and program getting underway at about 7:30. Due to an ongoing inability to confirm arrangements with our planned speaker, long-time member Denton Schucker...

October 27 2020
Presidents at Gettysburg on November 10th

Ever since Abraham Lincoln journeyed to the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg to deliver his immortal address, millions of ordinary Americans have made a similar pilgrimage.  Many of the early visitors were soldiers returning to the scenes of their youth or their descendants over the ensuring generations.  And among those millions were more than a few...

September 28 2020
We Did It!

Our first program of the 24th Campaign was not a sure thing.  The lasting impact of COVID-19 threw our speaker line-up into some confusion; however, more importantly, many of our members are justifiably hesitant to venture out in public.  Add to that the uncertainties of a new meeting venue, and the campaign could have worked...

September 22 2020
A Great Man Has Gone Home…

By now the word has gone forth that one of the greatest historians of modern times has left his earthly trials to spend eternity with those whose lives and times he brought to life in great detail to untold thousands of enthralled audiences on the battlefields, in the conference centers, on television and in print. ...

August 30 2020
We’re Back! The 24th Campaign Begins on September 8th!

It has been a difficult (and different!) spring and summer.  Our 23rd Campaign was brought to an early end by COVID-19, and our April and May programs were necessarily cancelled (but, both Phil Greenwalt and Tom Huntington are on this year’s schedule!) We will kick off our 24th Campaign on September 8th at Giannotti’s Country...

April 27 2020
May Programs Scrubbed by a Bug!

The pesky COVID-19 bug has proven sufficiently resilient to preclude public gatherings into the merry month of May.  Sadly, this has led to a cancellation of our regular May 12th program, “Joe’s Jaunt” on May 16th and the Adopt-A-Position initiative on May 28th. Check the May Newsletter for additional details!

April 20 2020
Gettysburg Battlefield Walk Return to PCN

More than two months early, the Gettysburg Battlefield Walks have returned to PCN.  A mainstay of the July battle anniversary and holiday, these walks have featured National Park Service historians and rangers along with a wide variety of Licensed Battlefield Guides for many years. On occasion, PCN will dip into its archives to broadcast a...

April 16 2020
CWRT Congress Lecture Series

The Civil War Round Table Congress has been working to fill in program gaps for Round Tables that have been unable to meet on their regular schedules.  A number of presentations have already been scheduled, and more are to be announced in the coming weeks. Pre-registration is required; “seating” is limited, so if you see...

April 16 2020
General Sherman’s Confederate Girlfriend

By Norman Dasinger Jr. In 1836, William T Sherman was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and his roommate that year was Marcellus Stovall from Augusta, Georgia.  The Stovall family was well known for their entrepreneurial spirit and owned several successful businesses in Augusta and other towns in...