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                                               THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON
                     CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE – February 18, 2020, Meeting

Greetings and Welcome to our February Meeting!

See you next Tuesday!!
From: Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President

Info about the February Meeting
Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Bristol Glen, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, New Jersey (973-300-5788), enter through
Main Entrance. The meeting is in the “Town Hall” room.
“Six Pre-Civil War Moments that Could have Changed History,” a presentation by Jamie
We usually think of the Civil War as an inevitable clash between two cultures. But America’s tragic
sectional conflict was actually the outcome of dozens of turning points; had something changed
about any of them, the war might have looked very different. This talk looks at six moments that
occurred between 1859 and 1861 that could have dramatically changed history.
Jamie Malanowski has had an interest in the Civil War since his boyhood in Maryland at the time
of the centennial. A writer and editor by trade, Jamie has worked at Esquire, Time, and other
publications. In 2010, he persuaded The New York Times “to blog the Civil War”; the result was
the award-winning Disunion, for which he served as lead writer for a year. From that series
emerged his most recent book, Commander Will Cushing, Daredevil Hero of the Civil War, a
biography of the naval hero William Cushing. He has also published two novels, co-written a
screenplay that was produced by HBO, co-written a play that was produced Off-Broadway in New
York and Los Angeles. Currently he serves as Senior Speechwriter for Governor Andrew Cuomo
of New York.
The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table provides educational programs, tours, and
fellowship for individuals interested in the Civil War Era. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Donations are always appreciated! For more information please call Jennifer at 973-948-4724
during the day, or check out the Round Table’s website at
The Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:
March 17, 2020 – Jason Huggan, Cultural Resource Manager at Picatinny Arsenal, “The
Development of Picatinny Arsenal.”

Spring Tour – To be determined.

April 21, 2020 – Peter Lubrecht, Book Launch, “Carl Schurz, German-American


May 19, 2020 – Dinner Meeting, Jay Jorgensen, “The Battle of Shiloh”.
Meeting location to be determined.