The December meeting will be held at Siena College
in the amphitheater in Roger Bacon Hall Friday, December 13th. This was
the site of last year’s Civil War conference at Siena. The meeting
will include a
movie, inspired by Stephen Crane, and produced
locally in Albany. It is entitled: Thirst: A Civil
War Story. It is about two Union soldiers who
deserted. They are driven by thirst, but the well
they discover is guarded by Confederate soldiers.
The movie will be followed by a panel discussion led by the movie's
writer, director, and editor, John McCarty and producer, Audrey
Kupferburg. See the December newsletter for additional
information, including a synopsis of the movie.
Click here for a map
of the campus
The December newsletter is now
available. Click here.
Conference photos are now on line. Click on "Conferences" in the
It is with much sadness we note the passing of longtime Round Table
member Ron Tunison. his obituary can be found here:
The Civil War in COLOR for the first time: Painstakingly
remastered images of a divided America that recreate era in
Our Fall Conference is almost here. Time is running out to
register, so please don't delay any longer. Take advantage of our
new ability to accept credit card payments.
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1863: Loyal till Death - A Civil War Tour at the New York State
This special tour highlights Civil
War imagery in the Capitol and explores an 1863-themed exhibit
of ten historic flags from the
New York State Battle Flag Collection, administered by the New
York State Military Museum. FREE
When: First Thursday
of the month, August 2013 - May 2014
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: State Street
Lobby of the Capitol
ROUND TABLE TOPS $1M IN DONATIONS!
TOTAL OF ACTUAL & MATCHING FUNDS NOW AT $1,143,821.66!
Although this was never a goal when the CDCWRT first started
donating monies for preservation activities, by 2003 it became
an unofficial goal to top one million dollars in actual funds
plus matching funds. We had hoped to do this during the
Sesquicentennial, and we have achieved that target by the end of
2012. Over the years, many people have contributed their time
and energies to attain this goal. At the national level, the
efforts of the Civil War Trust in brokering matching deals, has
contributed to the lion’s share of this figure. The estimated
cash value of the Round Table’s donation is $188,684, which is
still very impressive. The match average is 6 to 1.
Epic story of conflict and courage
State Museum unveiling sweeping new
exhibit on Civil War
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Best Civil War Sites
The Atlantic has a superb collection of
Civil War photos.
Click here to go to their site.
The Round Table is still looking for someone or several members
to serve as Refreshment Chair. The Round Table provides a budget
for soda, water and snacks for meetings, but we need some
volunteers to bring the items, set up for the meeting, and clean
up afterwards. We generally have 10 meetings a year so if the
task is divided by several volunteers, it would amount to 3-5
times per year. Anyone interested should talk to Fran McCashion
or Mary Ellen Johnson.
in 1984, the Capital District Civil War Round Table is a
non-profit, tax exempt educational organization under Section
501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Our purpose is to foster
education, awareness and respect for America's historic
heritage, with special focus on the Civil War period. We are
dedicated to the preservation of Civil War sites nationwide, and
we are a lifetime member of the
Civil War Trust (CWT).
We currently have over 150 members.
Click here for more information.