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Meeting has been canceled due to Covid-19 restricitions.
Greetings and Welcome to our November Meeting!

From: Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President

Info about the November Meeting

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Time:  7:30 P.M.

Place:  Sussex County Community College, College Hill Road, Newton, NJ.  Performing Arts Center in the
Atrium Room.

Come and enjoy the November Meeting of the Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table on November
17, 2020, 7:30 pm, at the Sussex County Community College (SCCC), Performing Arts Center (PAC),
College Hill Road, Newton, New Jersey, in the Atrium.  Admission is free, donations appreciated.

The Atrium is on the second floor of the PAC, with both a staircase and elevator available for access.  
Though we will be abiding by the COVID regulations as required by the SCCC, which includes chairs set at
appropriate distances, we have been advised to bring along our masks.  These requirements will be
amended at the appropriate times in the future.

The Performing Arts Center is the newest large building at the top of the hill above the main Parking Lot 1.  
The beautiful Atrium is surrounded by glass windows and will be a fantastic meeting place for our get-
togethers and presentations!   Now, more about our November presentation:

“Carl Schurz: Forgotten Patriot,” a presentation by Dr. Peter Lubrecht.

Carl Schurz, "forgotten patriot", was one of the most influential men in nineteenth century America who led
German refugees from the German Revolution of 1848 (the “48ers”) to make major contributions to
American Society. His career as a reformer, orator, foreign ambassador, Civil War General, United States
Senator, Secretary of the Interior, and newspaper editorial writer was instrumental for the abolition of
slavery, Civil Service Reform, Southern Reconstruction, Indian Affairs, and general "muckraking" in the face
of old school backroom politics. However, when he served as a General in the American Civil War, he was
called a "coward" by the upper echelons of the Union Army and by the newspapers. His unit, the 11th Corps,
3rd Division, was branded the "Flying Dutchmen" for its retreat in the face of a Confederate onslaught.
Although he fought the accusation during and after the war, no resolution was ever achieved. Despite his
later accomplishments he often was remembered for this act of supposed cowardice. Newly translated
letters from widower Carl Schurz to his lady love Fanny Chapman of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, shed some
light on his relationships with the post-Civil War retired and active Generals.  This presentation will present
possible answers to the reasons for Carl Schurz's title as a "Forgotten Patriot".

Dr. Peter Lubrecht has a Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from New York University, and a master’s degree in
English and Drama Theory from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science. He is a retired educator and
author who writes about German American History and has created presentations to accompany his books.
He was awarded the “Eric Hartleb German Historian of the Year Award” from the National Steuben Society
for books Carl Schurz: German American Statesman (Fonthill Media’s American Through Time Series)
Germans in New Jersey (History Press), and New Jersey Hessians Truth and Lore (History Press). He has
spoken at the New Jersey State Museum, the Sons of the American Revolution, the National German
American Museum in Washington D.C.  and at many libraries and historical round tables and societies. He
is working on a new book on Carl Schurz and Fanny Chapman with the working title “Love Affair in New York’
s Gilded Age.”

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 201-320-5989 during the day, or check out the
Round Table’s website at

The Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:

December 2020 – No meeting in December.

January 19, 2021 – Movie Night - Lincoln and Lee at Antietam, The Cost of Freedom, 2006, movie narrated
by Ronald Maxwell.

Feb 16, 2021 –Jason Huggan, Cultural Resource Manager at Picatinny Arsenal, “The Development of
Picatinny Arsenal.”

March 16, 2021 – Mike Smith, as “General John Buford.”

April 20, 2021 – Jason Dilts, “Civil War Medicine.”

May 18, 2021 - Dinner Meeting, Jay Jorgensen, “The Battle of Shiloh”.  To be held at the Lafayette House.