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Civil War

The Civil War Discussion Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Trustees' Room, unless otherwise specified at the Security Desk.
The group meets to discuss themes of the war broadly, such as leadership; battles; military matters; civilian and home front people and events; slavery; and pre-war and post-war politics. Come and enjoy a group that welcomes new members. Everybody learns something every time: a group of the members, by the members, for the members.
For any further questions, please contact the group's co-chair:

2021–2022 Schedule

  • Happy summer!
  • Sep. 22: David Herbert Donald, We Are Lincoln Men
  • Oct. 27: Megan Kate Nelson, The Three Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West
  • Nov. 17 (N.B. this is the third Wednesday): C. Van Woodward (editor), The Strange Career of Jim Crow, 2nd edition
  • Dec. 15 (N.B. this is the third Wednesday): Zachary A. Fry, A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac
  • Jan . 3 (joint meeting with the Fiction group, at their regularly scheduled time of 6:30 p.m.): Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
  • Civil War will not meet at their regularly schedule time of 1/26 given the joint meeting with the Fiction group.
  • Feb. 23: Craig L. Symonds, Lincoln and His Admirals
  • Mar. 23: T. H. Williams, Lincoln and His Generals
  • Apr. 27: Jay Winik, April 1865
  • May 25: reading t.b.d.