The Civil War Round Table Season:

December – No Meeting

January 15, 2019 – Movie Night, “The Hunley,” 1999, with Armand Assante, Donald
Sutherland, 90 mins.

February 19, 2019 – The Hysterical Tyrannical Booth Family – A Presentation by Dr. Peter

March 19, 2019 – Regular meeting at 7:30 PM. Our guest speaker will be Mark Will-Weber. His topic will
be Civil War Soldiers who went on to be President and their drinking habits.

April 13, 2019 :Spring Tour Lee’s Retreat and Meade’s Pursuit

April 16, 2019 – Jamie Malanowski, “Six Men Who Could Have Prevented the Civil War.”

May 21, 2019 – Dinner Meeting, Bruce Chadwick, “The Civil War Goes to the Movies.”

Place The Lamp Post Inn, Rt 565 Vernon Township, NJ.




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Lee’s Retreat and Meade’s Pursuit

Our Spring Tour this year will take place on Saturday, April 13, at 9 A.M.  

Mark your calendars!   Make your room reservations now!

Defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee was left with the difficult task of
having to withdraw his battered army back across the Potomac and to the relative safety of
Virginia.  In the ten days between July 4th and the 14th, 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia
made its way out of Pennsylvania and across Maryland, pursued by the Army of the Potomac.  
Several brisk skirmishes occurred as the Union Army sought to cut off the retreating rebels.  
Although Lee ultimately slipped away, it was not without further losses to his army and his
supply train.  

Join us as we follow in the path of Lee’s retreat after Gettysburg and examine the aftermath of
the Civil War’s most famous battle.  Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski will lead a
guided tour that visits some of the most significant locations of this often-overlooked campaign.

Highlights include:  A guided tour with Joe Mieczkowski, with stops at Fairfield, Monterey Pass
Battlefield and Museum, Pen-Mar Park, Smithsburg, and more.  

Our tour will begin at 9 A.M. at the Black Horse Tavern (at the intersection of Fairfield Road and
Black Horse Tavern Road near Marsh Creek, west of Gettysburg).

Directions to Black Horse Tavern: From the Square in Gettysburg travel south on Baltimore
Street two blocks and make a right onto West Middle Street which then goes west directly into
Fairfield Road (Route 116) and travel about 2.5 miles. Make a right on Black Horse Tavern Road,
and the Tavern will be on your right.  Travel distance to the Tavern from the Square in
Gettysburg is 3 miles.  If needed, Google Map the location for additional directions.  Note:  The
Black Horse Tavern is a privately-owned residence.  We will have permission to be there, and
the appropriate parking area will be well marked.

Joe Mieczkowski is a retired Federal Executive.  He is a Licensed Battlefield Guide for the
Gettysburg National Military Park, and he is a Past President of The Gettysburg Civil War Round
Table.  In addition, Joe is on the faculty of the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg, PA.  He
has three books to his credit including After Gettysburg:  Lee Retreats and Meade Pursues.  Joe
has been a featured author on C-Span.

Though the Round Table will pick up the cost for our guide - transportation, meals, and
accommodations are on your own.  Suggestion:  Wear good walking shoes, and bring
water/drinks/snacks for the tour which should last about 3 hours.  

So, make your room reservations now and come along and enjoy this sure to be fun filled spring
day with your Civil War enthusiast friends from the Round Table!  For more info, please contact
Jennifer during the day at 973-948-4724.       
CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE – March 19, 2019, Meeting

Greetings and Welcome to our March Meeting!

From: Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President

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Meeting Date:  Tuesday, March 19, 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.

“Drinking with the Civil War Veteran Presidents” – A Presentation by Mark Will-Weber

Whether it was whiskey, wine, or a signature cocktail, alcohol has been a central figure throughout
American presidencies.  At our March meeting we will be engrossed by Mr. Will-Weber and his
discussion of the alcohol drinking proclivities of Civil War veterans who went on to become Presidents of
the United States.

From 1869 to 1901, five U.S. Presidents were Civil War veterans who served in the Union armies:  U.S.
Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley.  The story of
these presidents and their drinking habits will captivate all listeners.

Mark Will-Weber is a seasoned journalist, author, and magazine editor as well as an aficionado of both
military and presidential history. His grandfather, Colonel Charles Isiah Faddis, served in three wars
(Mexican Border, World War I, and World War II) and served as a United States congressman from 1933
to 1942.  Published in 2017, "Muskets & Applejack" followed Mark's successful book titled "Mint Juleps
with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking" (2014).  Mark previously worked
for the Morning Call newspapers as a reporter and also as a senior editor of Runner's World Magazine.  
He lives with his family in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

(Because of a work-related situation, our previously scheduled March speaker, Jason Huggan, had to
cancel his appearance with us.  He has rescheduled his presentation until March 2020.)
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:

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 Mieczkowski.
April 16, 2019 – Jamie Malanowski, “Six Men Who Could Have Prevented the Civil War.”
May 21, 2019 – Dinner Meeting, Bruce Chadwick, “The Civil War Goes to the Movies.”