THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON

                    CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE – January 16, 2018 Meeting


Dear Valued Members and Friends,


PLEASE Remember our new meeting place and time for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 season:


Bristol Glen, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, NJ (973-300-5788) in the Town Hall Room.


Bristol Glen (Methodist Senior Community) is located on the south edge of Newton, on the west side of
Route 206 heading south, 1.5 miles from the Newton Square, just south of St. Joseph’s Cemetery (or if
you are coming north on 206, 3/10 of a mile north of the Newton Golf Centre).  Follow the Drive up to
the main facility and enter at the main entrance.  You may have to get “buzzed” in.  We will be there to
greet you and show you how to get to the “Town Hall” room.


 
MEETINGS START AT 7:30 P.M.


See you next Tuesday!!!

From Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President

Info about the January Meeting

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time:  7:30 PM

Place:  Bristol Glen, Newton, New Jersey


MOVIE NIGHT!  THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE,

Walt Disney production starring Fess Parker, 1956.

The Great Locomotive Chase is a 1956 Walt Disney CinemaScope adventure film based on the real
Great Locomotive Chase that occurred in 1862, during the American Civil War. The film stars Fess
Parker as James J. Andrews, the leader of a group of Union soldiers from various Ohio regiments who
volunteered to go behind Confederate lines in civilian clothes, steal a Confederate train north of
Atlanta, and drive it back to Union lines in Tennessee, tearing up railroad tracks and destroying bridges
and telegraph lines along the way.

Written and produced by Lawrence Edward Watkin and directed by Francis D. Lyon, the 88-minute full-
color film also features Jeffrey Hunter, John Lupton, Kenneth Tobey, Don Megowan, and Slim Pickens.
Paul J. Smith composed the score. Filmed in Georgia and North Carolina, along the now abandoned
Tallulah Falls Railway, it was released in U.S. theaters by Buena Vista Distribution Company on June 8,
1956, and capitalized on Parker's growing fame as an actor from his portrayal of Davy Crockett.

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.  For
more information please call Jennifer at 973-948-4724 during the day, or check out the Round Table’s
website at    www.ryersoncwrt.com

The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table

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The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table, now in it's Fourteenth year, provides educational
programs, tours and fellowship for individuals interested in



The Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:


February 20, 2018 – Matthew Borowick, “The Battle of Second Manassas and the Court Martial of Fitz
John Porter.”

March 20, 2018 –  Civil War Irish Music performed live by Jeff and Jan Ausfahl of “Slateford Creek”
band.

Spring Tour – Not scheduled yet.

April 17, 2018 –  Wayne McCabe – Newton and the Civil War.

May 15, 2018 – Dinner Meeting – Brian R. McEnany, “The Civil War History of the West Point Class of
1862.”
            THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE


February 20, 2018 Meeting


Dear Valued Members and Friends,

PLEASE Remember our new meeting place and time for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 season:

Bristol Glen, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, NJ (973-300-5788) in the Town Hall Room.

Bristol Glen (Methodist Senior Community) is located on the south edge of Newton, on the west side of
Route 206 heading south, 1.5 miles from the Newton Square, just south of St. Joseph’s Cemetery (or if
you are coming north on 206, 3/10 of a mile north of the Newton Golf Centre).  Follow the Drive up to
the main facility and enter at the main entrance.  You may have to get “buzzed” in.  The meeting is in
the “Town Hall” room.

MEETINGS START AT 7:30 P.M.

See you next Tuesday!!!

From Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President



Info about the February Meeting

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Time:   7:30 PM

Place:  Bristol Glen, Newton, New Jersey


The Court Martial of General Fitz John Porter

February’s presentation will be given by Civil War columnist and expert Matthew Borowick on the topic
of “The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter.”

“Scapegoat”:  when we hear the word we think of quarterback who couldn’t complete a crucial pass to
win the Super Bowl, or a seven-foot center who misses a slam dunk and loses the NBA Championship.  
As in sports, the Civil War had its share of heroes and its share of men to whom blame for defeat or
disaster was attached.  A Union defeat at Manassas in the summer of 1862 led to criticism and a court-
martial for one of the rising stars of the Army of the Potomac’s high command – Major General Fitz
John Porter.

This unique and energetic presentation on a rarely-discussed but incredibly fascinating topic focuses
on the events surrounding the Union defeat at Second Manassas and how rivalries in the Northern
armies led to the downfall of one of the North’s ablest generals.

Our presenter Matthew Borowick has had a lifelong interest in the American Civil War, he helped
establish the Civil War Library and Research Center and was its first Executive Director, and he is a
regular columnist for the well-regarded Civil War News.   He serves as a volunteer at Manassas
National Battlefield Park.  Matt earned a MBA in Finance and is employed by Seton Hall University as it
interim Vice President for Advancement.  He and his wife and children live in Monmouth Junction, NJ.

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.  For
more information please call Jennifer at 973-948-4724 during the day, or check out the Round Table’s
website at    www.ryersoncwrt.com


The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table, now in it's Fourteenth year, provides educational
programs, tours and fellowship for individuals interested in


The Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:

March 20, 2018 –  Civil War Irish Music performed live by Jeff and Jan Ausfahl of “Slateford Creek”
band.

Spring Tour – Not scheduled yet.

April 17, 2018 –  Wayne McCabe – Newton and the Civil War.

May 15, 2018 – Dinner Meeting – Brian R. McEnany, “The Civil War History of the West Point Class of
1862.”