Monroe County Civil War Roundtable

March 2005

1.   Mark your calendar for the second meeting of the Roundtable, MARCH 22, 2005, 6:30 p.m.,
Monroe County Historical Center, 6th and Washington Streets, Bloomington.  Program by Joel
Foust, "Living the Civil War - Fifteen years of Re-enacting."  A short business meeting will
precede the program.  Dues will be established, so bring your vote and your money.

2. Kudos to Steve "Iron Brigade" Rolf, long-time Bloomington resident and Civil War buff, whose
February 15 program on Gettysburg began our journey together  in exploring the Civil
War.  Steve covered the reenactment of Company A, 4th Virginia, CSA, also called the Wythe
Grayes, at Gettysburg last summer.  He also reviewed the Indiana monuments on the battlefield
and their current condition.  By all accounts, Steve and the 20 or so devotees present deported
themselves outstandingly, and all deserve our most heartfelt congratulations on a touchstone first meeting.

3.  Upcoming Programs will include (MARCH 22) Joel Foust's presentation about being a
reenactor; he will tell stories of his personal experiences, show the uniform, trappings and
equipment of a civil war soldier.  Spring programs may include "An Overview of  the War Via
Gravestones and Music," by Bill Overlease and "Antietam and the Emmancipation Proclemation,"
by John Crosby. 

4.  For those not familiar with what a Civil War Roundtable is intended to be... it is a means of
gathering together of like-minded Civil War afficianados and those who are just interested in
learning more about the Civil War -- its history, politics, and ramifications.  Our meetings will
usually be held on the 3rd Tuesday, and always at the MCHC, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  (The
March meeting has been pushed back one week to accommodate those affected by I.U. spring break.)

5.  Special Thanks to the Monroe County Historical Center's Director, Ms Kari Price, and to its
Board of Directors, for providing a home to our organization.

6.  The Monroe County Civil War Roundtable is in its infancy.  If you have comments or
contributions that will help us grow, please contact us.  For now you may contact us at the meetings, or
e-mail the