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CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE – April 16, 2019, Meeting

Greetings and Welcome to our April Meeting!

From: Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President

Info about the April Meeting
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
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 Malanowski
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:
April 13, 2019 – Spring Tour in Gettysburg. Lee’s Retreat and Meade’s Pursuit, with Battlefield Guide Joseph

May 21, 2019 – Dinner Meeting, Bruce Chadwick, “The Civil War Goes to the Movies” at The Lamp Post in Vernon,
New Jersey. Ticket information can be found on our website shown above


Proudly Announces Its

Location: The Lamp Post Inn
1601 County Road 565, Glenwood Road, Vernon, NJ ( – 973-875-9134)
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Come Join the Fun and Enjoy a Delicious Dinner at The Lamp Post Inn in their private fireplace
room!  Relish the Camaraderie of your Fellow Civil War Enthusiasts! Our special dinner guest
speaker will be nationally renowned
Dr. Bruce Chadwick who will be talking about “The Civil War Goes to the Movies”.  Members
and Non-members are invited!

Dr. Chadwick will be talking about the great Civil War movies, such as “Gone with the Wind,”
“Glory,” and “The Searchers” and discuss how all of them, together, helped to heal the wounds
of the nation and bring North and South back together.  Not surprisingly, most of the great Civil
War movies were tied to anniversaries.  The big surge of silent films was around 1910 – 1915
(50th anniversary of the conflict), “Gone with the Wind” was just after the 75th anniversary, and
“Glory” was released at the 125th anniversary.

As we will see, in most of these movies there is no real winner or loser, all the soldiers were
courageous and America won the war.  The presentation is full of action stories and a lot of
humor, and will include a slide show.

Dr. Bruce Chadwick is an experienced public speaker and has appeared all over the world and
on various television networks (especially the History Channel) delivering talks on the American
Revolution, the Civil War, and the history of forensics.  He is the author of 30 books, most on
history and some on forensics and crime investigations.  Dr. Chadwick, a Syracuse University
graduate, began his career as a reporter with the New York Daily News.  He became a University
professor in 1992 and teaches courses that range from the history of the American Revolution
to Crime and Punishment, the History of Sports, and a course on the U.S. and the World.  His
latest book is Law and Disorder, published by MacMillan in the spring of 2017.

He also works as a theater and film critic for the History News Network, the online magazine for
history lovers.  There, he reviews some 70 plays and movies each year, all focused on some
aspect of history.  He also reviews museum exhibits for the History News Network.

We are so proud to be having Dr. Chadwick as our May Dinner Meeting speaker!

Ticket Donation:  $30.00 (Advance Ticket Purchase Required).

The Buffet Meal includes antipasto, tossed salad, bread, roasted potatoes, sautéed vegetables,
Chicken Marsala, Shaved Top Sirloin of Beef, or Creamy Penne Vodka.  For dessert: apple crisp
with vanilla ice cream, coffee, tea, soda.

Tickets can be purchased by making out the slip below and mailing it along with a check made
out to the “Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table” to the address listed on the slip.  
Checks must be received by May 8th.

Tickets will be given out when you arrive at the dinner.  Door Prize and Book raffle! Note:  The
Dinner will take the place of the regular May Meeting.

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