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                                                     March 16, 2021

                                     Greetings and Welcome to our March Meeting!

                                    From: Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President

nfo about the March Meeting
Meeting Date:  Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
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 March Meeting of the Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table on March 16,
2021, 7:30 pm, at the Sussex County Community College (SCCC), Performing Arts Center (PAC), College
Hill Road, Newton, New Jersey, in the Atrium.  Elevator available. Admission is free, donations appreciated.

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.

Now, more about our March presentation:

“What Ever Happened to…or Six Degrees of Separation and the Civil War,” a presentation by Dr.
Peter Lubrecht.

What happened to the post war soldier of the Civil War? Veteran’s organizations appeared after all of
America’s conflicts; however, few have heard of The Society of the Cincinnati or the Aztec Club of 1847
and 1871. What did General P.T. Beauregard, General Ulysses S. Grant, General Robert E. Lee, General
Joseph E. Johnston, General Joseph Hooker, General Magruder, General Philip Kearny, General Milledge
L. Bonham, General George B. McClellan, and General James L. Longstreet all have in common before
and after the war? How was John Wilkes Booth connected to Mark Twain and William Tecumseh
Sherman? How was Mark Twain involved with Ulysses Grant? How was actress Effie Germon connected to
Booth, Lincoln’s favorite actor Joseph Jefferson, and General Sherman? Where does General Kilpatrick’s
descendant work today? Where were the German Generals including Carl Schurz after the War? How is
Colonel Robert Gould Shaw honored in Morristown, New Jersey? What ever happened to Daniel Sickles,
and his connection to the Brooklyn Bridge and the Titanic?  Dr. Lubrecht’s illustrated presentation will
explore the post war connections with these public figures and more.
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.”

Dr. Lubrecht will have his books for sale after the presentation.

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:

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

May 1, 2021 – Brad Gottfried, Spring Tour, “A Walking Tour through Gettysburg.”

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