Meeting of August 14, 2011

Gary Yee on “Civil War Prisons – Interesting Prison Escapes”

At this year’s picnic meeting in Los Gatos, Gary Yee described several of the more famous and infamous prison escapes performed by both Union and Confederate POWs. The presentation also included descriptions of the types of facilities used for prisons on both sides, along with how they were managed (or in most cases mis-managed). Gary described in detail the elaborate efforts POWs performed in escaping from their captivity. This most likely was Gary’s last SBCWRT presentation since he is moving to Colorado.

In the business portion of the meeting, it was reported that $2800 is available in the club’s fund for preservation activities. An election was held for club officers for 2011–12, with the following results:

  • President: John Herberich
  • Vice President: Steve Wetlesen
  • Treasurer: Rene Accornero
  • Secretary: Tom Roza
  • Publicity Directory: Vacant
  • Preservation: Bill Noyes
  • Membership: Vacant
  • Historian: Gary Moore
  • Raffle Prizes: Tom Roza