THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON

                     CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE – November 21, 2017 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 November Meeting

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time:  7:30 PM

Place:  Bristol Glen, Newton, New Jersey

Charles Maraziti of Boonton will present an audio-visual program about a local Civil War hero who
survived the notorious Andersonville prison entitled “Corporal Charles F. Hopkins: Andersonville
Survivor, Medal of Honor Recipient, Boonton Resident.”


The program will focus on Maraziti’s Great Grandfather, Charles Fern Hopkins, a Civil War veteran from
Boonton who served under General Philip Kearny with the First New Jersey Brigade.  Hopkins survived
battles only to be captured and incarcerated in Andersonville Prison in Georgia, from which he managed
to escape twice.


Hopkins is also a recognized hero of the “Underground Railroad,” helping to transport runaway slaves to
freedom in the north.  Following the War, he served as Boonton’s mayor and in various other civil
capacities.  Maraziti’s presentation will include a display of Hopkin’s Medal of Honor certificate, his
ceremonial sword, and other historical items.


Charles Maraziti (named after Charles Hopkins), has been a Boonton/Boonton Township resident his
entire life.  He became interested in the history of his ancestor at an early age when his mother told him
stories about her grandfather.  When he retired from banking he started giving presentations about
Hopkins’ life to historical societies, museums, Civil War organizations, and library groups.




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 Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:



December – No Meeting

January 16, 2018 – Movie Night, Disney’s “The Great Locomotive Chase” with Fess Parker.  88 mins.

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 – Ed Bonekemper – 10 Biggest Civil War Blunders.


                                
 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

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:


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.”