Monthly Archives: August 2020

Quiz for September 29, 2020

Civil War Quiz: What Happened During the Month of September 1861-1865

Q#1 – On September 6, 1861, General Ulysses S. Grant captured which city in Kentucky unopposed?

Q#2 – On September 11, 1861, who did President Abraham Lincoln have Secretary of War Simon Cameron order the arrest of?

Q#3 – September 12-15, 1861, what was the name of the first battle in which Robert E. Lee led troops into combat?

Q#4 – On September 1, 1862, what was the name of the battle where Union Major General Phillip Kearny was killed when he crossed Rebel lines while riding his horse?

Q#5 – September 5, 1862, what military maneuver did Robert E. Lee perform with his Army of Northern Virginia?

Q#6 – On September 22, 1862, what policy action did President Lincoln perform?

Q#7 – On September 27, 1862, the Confederate Congress passed what significant legislation that directly affected the Confederate armies in the field?

Q#8 – Also on September 27, 1862, what was the significance regarding the formation of the First Regiment Louisiana Native Guard?

Q#9 – During the period September 3-5, 1863, what specific action by the British government dashed any remaining Confederate hopes of British support during the war?

Q#10 – On September 9, 1863, Federal troops entered what major Southern City after it was abandoned by the Confederate Army of Tennessee?

Q#11 – September 9, 1863, after consultation between General Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis regarding the war effort in the Tennessee/Georgia theater, what action did Confederate General James Longstreet begin?

Q#12 – On September 15, 1863, using the authority granted him by the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act of 1863, what conditions did President Lincoln use for suspending the writ of habeas corpus?

Q#13 – On September 1, 1864, the Confederates began the evacuation of what major Southern City?

Q#14 – On September 4, 1864, what significant event occurred regarding the Confederate General John Hunt Morgan?

Q#15 – On September 27, 1864, a small Confederate force under “Bloody” Bill Anderson was involved in what action?

Meeting of October 27, 2020

Join us at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27, for an online web conference (no physical meeting). Members will receive ZOOM dial-in instructions via email. This month’s topic is

Tom Roza on “The Presidential Election of 1864”

South Bay Civil War Roundtable Secretary Tom Roza provides an intriguing and detailed examination of the critically important and impactful presidential election of 1864.

Throughout its history as a democracy, the electing of a President has become one of the most important decisions Americans make as citizens. We not only select a political leader to guide our country through its legislative process, but also a person who is the Commander in Chief of our military and who in partnership with Congress, is responsible for the security of our nation.

Over the 230 years as a country, some presidential elections have become more significant than others. In his nearly 60 years of being a student of the American Civil War and the history of our country, Tom has concluded that the presidential election of 1864 has become the most critically important one. A civil war continued to rage and the destiny and future of our country was at stake as at no other time before or since.

Given that 2020 is a Presidential election year, this presentation on another very important election is particularly appropriate and timely.

Tom Roza has been a student of history for over 60 years. His interest in history in general and the Civil War in particular began with his elementary education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has evolved ever since. As an officer and the Secretary of the South Bay Civil War Roundtable, Tom has made numerous presentations on the topic of the Civil War to both his Roundtable organization and other historical organizations in the Bay Area. Tom is also a published author of the book entitled Windows to the Past: A Virginian’s Experience in the Civil War that has been accepted by the Library of Congress into its Catalog; Tom is currently working on a sequel entitled Lost Cause – Justice Found.

2020 West Coast Civil War Conference, November 6–8

This conference has been canceled and is expected to be rescheduled in 2021.

Combat Strategy & Tactics In 1864 Virginia (Looking with 2020 Vision at Grant vs. Lee)

Featuring Gordon Rhea, Eric Wittenberg, Chris Mackowski, Dana Lombardi & others

Hosted By San Joaquin Valley Civil War Round Table

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Meeting of August 25, 2020

Tom McMahon on “Finding and Preserving the Past Through Human Memory”

Tom McMahon has conducted extensive research on the history of monuments going back to ancient times. With that as a backdrop, he will be discussing the issues today with Civil War related monuments and the appeal to remove those that are related to the Confederacy.

Tom McMahon is a 12-year member of the South Bay Civil War Round Table who never had a relative on either side of the Civil War as his great grandparents immigrated directly to San Francisco in 1858 from a devastated Ireland. Now, in his senior years, Tom is a person in constant transition who faces aging with an eagerness to stay young of heart and as educated as possible. A Depression era child, Tom has held a variety of jobs in a religious ministry, military service, teacher, mental health.

Meeting Minutes August 2020