American Civil War Roundtable of Australia - NSW Chapter
Newsletters:

Our Newsletter Sumter to Appomattoxis sent to members every two months beginning in January of each year.  A major purpose of this Newsletter is to advise details of our regular meeting, which will be held the following month.  To this end the Newsletters have a common format which includes:

·         A message from our Chairman;

·         Details of the forthcoming meeting including the subject of the presentation, speaker, venue, timings etc;

·         A “What Happened in the Month” listing of Civil War events;

·         Book and other media reviews;

·         Short articles relating to a range of Civil War matters that are considered to be of interest to members; and

·         A “Famous Last Words” series of quotes relating to the American Civil War.

In addition, where there has been a request for information on a Civil War or related topic, a Supplement to the Newsletter is produced for members.  Such a supplement would include, also, the year’s Program of Activities for the Chapter.

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83 Aug-Sep 2017 Lincoln abroad, Missing Lincoln statue, Steve Glazer profile, Trump facination, Book review, Report of our last meeting.
82 Jun-Jul 2017 Report of our last meeting: Parton Prof the Hon Bob Carr speaks on "How my Interest in the Civil War Began", Union's Last Ironclad Sailor, 2017 American Civil War Battlefield Tours programs, Next meeting: Dr R M (Mick) Bedard speaks on USS Kearsarge 1869 visit to Sydney
81 Mar-Apr 2017 Patron Prof the Hon Bob Carr next meeting, West Point, Union's Last Ironclad Sailor, 2017 American Civil War Battlefield Tours programs
80 Jan-Feb 2017 Christmas function, Virginia Crocker, Book: Was Grandpa a Freeloader?, Events, Transfer of Power, 2017 American Civil War Battlefield Tours programs
79 Nov-Dec 2016 Christmas function, 2017 American Civil War Battlefield Tours programs, West Point graduates – Jefferson Davis and Ulysses S Grant, Media celebrity Loreta Velasquez
78 Sep-Oct 2016 Famous photo, Spoils of War, Music in the Civil War
77 July-Aug 2016 Eastern Theater tour, Ed Bearss likely honour, Union Commander at Appomattox (contd), James McPherson new book
76 May-June 2016 Thomas Meagher, Union Commander at Appomottox: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Joseph J Bartlett or ?
75 Jan-Feb 2016 Brendan's award, AGM results, Causes Won, Lost and Forgotten… by Gary W Gallagher
74 November 2015 Christmas Traditions during the Civil War, Ulysses S Grant Died 130 Years ago ..., What’s in a Name?
73 June-July 2015 Appomattox – In Their Own Words, Some Interesting Photographs, Sexy Abe, Lessons of the Wilderness Campaign
72 May-June 2015 Abraham Lincoln – The Consummate Politician, George McClellan’s Achievements, General Lee quotes...
71 March 2015 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Library and Museum, More books on Lincoln, Request for Help
70 May-June 2014 Photographed with Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth’s Diary, Chamberlain’s Lost Medal of Honor Found
69 Feb-Mar 2014 Our Facebook page, Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian, Paul Kensey’s Expertise, Topics
68 Nov-Dec 2013 Gettysburg and its Impact on Soldiers and Civilians Part 2, Gettysburg Address
67 October 2013 Books for sale, End of year/Christmas function, the aftermath of Gettysburg (part 1)
66 September 2013 Book sale, Waltzing Dixie book, forgotten soldier Alfonso Cushing, interesting photos, Elizabeth van Lew
65 July 2013 Photo quiz, 25 things about Gettysburg, Baltimore Civil War memorial parade, Most hated woman in Virginia
64 May 2013 Fr Dave's church, Women in combat, African-American doctors
63 February 2013 Ed Beaars coming visit; Books sale; Robert Todd Lincoln
62 November 2012 End of year function; General Philip H Sheridan's dark side; AGM
61 September 2012 An Injured Lee Visits Leesburg after Second Manassas, Interested in re-enactment?
60 July 2012 Daniel W Stowell, Discovered account of Licholn assasination report by Dr Charles Leale, Continuing story of Thomas Lowry
59 May 2012 Member Father Dave's world record, the Battle of Shiloh
58 March 2012 Tony Horwitz new book Midnight Rising, Grant's Final Victory by Charles B Flood - worth a read
57 October 2011 Bob Carr attends, North Carolina, What happened to Comanche?
56 August 2011 Custer's horse, The Conspirator movie, Ballooning in the Civil War, Sydney Gettysburg Cinemagraph, missing Licholn statue
55 May 2011 A balanced view of Lincoln, Thomas P Lowry - you be the judge
54 February 2011 CSS Shenandoah, Thomas P Lowry, Who am I?
53 December 2010 Robert E Lee, Joseph Hooker and military justice, Books for sale
52 October 2010 In defence of George McClellan, McClellan and Failure book, McClellan's achievements
51 August 2010 Amazon books & DVDs, Henry Wager Halleck, Did you know?
50 Apr/May 2010 A balanced assessment of Lincoln, Lincoln's second inaugrual
49 Jan/Feb 2010 Lincoln - the man and the myth
48 November 2009 First Lincoln cent, Christmas in the Civil War, Mrs Bixby's sons
47 Aug/Sep 2009 Great bookshop pt 2, Vindicating Lincoln
46 Jun/Jul 2009 Freedom House Museum in Virginia, Great bookshop
45 April 2009 Cavalry action at Gettysburg, Farnsworth - did he suicide?
44 Jan/Feb 2009 Causes Won, Lost and Forgotten
43 November 2008 Christmas holiday traditions in the Civil War North and South, Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief
42 August 2008 Varina Davis – The Hilary Clinton of her time? Ambrose Powell Hill, CSA A Letter Home from West Point
41 May/Jun 2008 Robert E Lee quotes, George McClellan’s Achievements
40 March 2008 The Confederacy's crippling trio, Tribute to mothers, High standards or dumb students? Grant's image in the South
39 February 2008 Grant's family in the war, Future of our Round Table
38 November 2007 Einstein Factor
37 September 2007 McClellan book by Edward Bonekemper, Quiz
36 Jul Special 2007 Revised programme, Christmas in July
35 Jul/Aug 2007 Stanton vs Big Business
34 May/Jun 2007 Lincoln's early life pt. 2, the name "Civil War"
33 Mar/Apr 2007 Lincoln's early life pt. 1, Doris Goodwin's "Team of Rivals" review
32 January 2007 R E Lee's birth bicentenary, No casino licence for Gettysburg, Nat Turner's slave revolt
31 November 2006 DVD ideas for Christmas presents
30 September 2006 Could the South have won, Boys will be boys, An army marches on its stomach Christmas notice
29 July 2006 Conference papers, Professor "Stonewall" Jackson
28 May 2006 Differing religious views, A just and lasting peace
27 April 2006 Commanding the official surrender, Marvel's book, Grant program
26 March 2006 Conference news, Confederacy's crippling trio: Davis, Beauregard & Johnston, Taps
25 January 2006 Note for Feb '06 meeting venue is to be changed and yet to be advised
24 November 2005 AGM notice, Stonewall Jackson, Next year's program
23 September 2005 McPherson book: Drawn with a Sword, bullet pregnancy story
22 July 2005 Military Blunders - McCellan fails to act, Gallagher lectures on CD, Selby Foot dies
21 May 2005 Crater Battle military blunder, Mule Brigade charge, Sword of Lincoln book
20 March 2005 The Einstein Factor questions (and answers); The Mud March; Two great books
19 January 2005 Xmas Raffle Winners, Melbourne Conference,/ details of a new lecture series on Robert E Lee, Some quotable quotes on the War2005 Program of meetings.
18 November 2004 Notable CW Naval Battle / Preservation News -  Hallowed ground at Chancellorsville saved.
17 September 2004 Articles: Yingling Farm at Gettysburg Changes Hands / Military Intelligence in the Civil War / National Pride.
16 July 2004 Articles: “Little Phil’s” Dark Side / NOT in Defence of the “Lost Cause”.  A new book – “Lee’s Last Retreat – The Flight to Appomattox.
15 May 2004 Articles: In Defence of the Lost Cause / Interactive Hunley Exhibit / Mrs Hancock’s Dinner Party.
14 March 2004 Articles:  Religion During the War (Part 2), Religion After the War, The Effects of Religion on Battles and Battles on Religion, Some CW coincidences.
13 January 2004 Articles: Religion in Antebellum America, Religion During the War (Part 1).
12 November 2003

Articles: Discovery of Gravesites, Who were the Top Ten Generals?  Lecture Series by Gary Gallagher Supplement : Sword of Honour 

11 September 2003 Hunley and the continuing trivia question of who commanded the Union forces at official surrender ceremony at Appomattox – McPherson’s response to our inquiry provided.
10 July 2003 A Victory for Political Correctness, An answer from Gary Gallagher to our Trivia Question on command of the Union forces at Appomattox.
9 May 2003 McPherson’s great “word-smithing” and his new CW book, What’s in a Name?,  Posing the question of who commanded the Union forces at the official surrender at Appomattox.
8 March 2003 The High Tide of the Confederacy, The Fort Pillow Controversy
7 January 2003 Washington D.C. (Paul Spencer), A new CW reference from the Library of Congress, 2003 Program of Activities, The American National Anthems, West Point 1802 – 1861
6 November 2002

         Articles: Cavalry Action at Gettysburg, Did he (Elon Farnsworth) commit suicide? Supplements: Draft 2003 Program of Meetings Member Survey Notice re 2003 Conference

5 September 2002 Interview with Paul Kensey – The next time I tour the battlefields Supplement: A Civil War Tour Diary (illustrated) Short article: “Boys in Blue Who Weren’t”
4 July 2002 Article: “Two Knights in Shining Armour” (Part 3)  “Go to Your Right”.  Finally, a website for Lee! Rhea’s new book on Cold Harbor. Supplement: Memorial Day 2002 (illustrated)
3 May 2002 Article: “Two Knights in Shining Armour” (Part 2)
2 March 2002
Articles: "Two Knights in Shining Armour"(Part 1), Medal of Honor Winner, Some Interesting Statistics
1 January 2002
Program of Meetings 2002, Some Interesting Civil War web-sites, Barlow-Gordon Incident at the Battle of Gettysburg