February 17 2018
First Defenders Book Shelf Introduced!

All First Defenders know the Round Table’s long and proud history of conducting book raffles to benefit preservation work.  These raffles have been supported by the generous donations of members and friends. Now, in an effort to keep the growing book inventory under control, to provide members with an opportunity to acquire quality books and...

January 28 2018
CIA Publishes Overview of Intelligence in the Civil War

It has often been said, tongue-in-cheek, the Central Intelligence Agency is a contradiction in terms.  But, although is current-day activities are often veiled in secrecy, the CIA has recently turned out an interesting paper called Intelligence in the Civil War.   This is a (comparatively) short overview, but the subject has been one of increased interest over...

January 28 2018
Edward Bonekemper Dies- May 2017 Program Presenter

The Hershey Civil War Round Table has passed along the sad information of the death of Edward H. Bonekemper, III, who died in Lancaster in December following a brief illness. Bonekemper presented a program based on his book The Myth of the Lost Cause which presented a compelling argument to contradict the romantic and still-cherished Southern...