January 2014 Southern MD Civil War Round Table Meeting

January 14, 2014

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00pm at the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprise Conference Room BI-113, at 8730 Mitchell Road, LaPlata, MD.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Bradley Gottfried

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table will host its first repeat speaker, who just happens to be the Round Table President,  Brad Gottfried.  The title of tonight’s presentation is “What Happened After Gettysburg: The Fall and Winter mapsofgettysburgbradgottfried1863-64 Campaigns.”  Few individuals interested in the Civil War are aware of the two campaigns that occurred after the Battle of Gettysburg and prior to the Wilderness Campaigns. In this presentation, Brad will cover the Bristoe Station and Mine Run campaigns.  While not bloody actions in comparison with other pitched battles, they continued the interactions between Robert E. Lee and George Gordon Meade, which began at Gettysburg.  Other actions that will be covered tonight include Auburn, Rappahannock Station, Kelly’s Ford and Payne’s Farm.  All of these actions would set the stage for the arrival of General Ulysses S. Grant in the spring of 1864.

Come on out and shake those post holiday doldrums with an enthralling evening of Civil War discussion. All are welcome to attend, but membership is recommended.

English 2840 – The Civil War in Film and Literature

English 2840 – The Civil War in Film and Literature

The College of Southern Maryland is pleased to announce the offering of an online course that will study the works of fiction, poetry, letters, journals and movies and allow participants to learn about and discuss those works of film and literature.

Dr. Richard Siciliano, Professor of English at the College of Southern Maryland will lead this online survey, beginning January 21, 2014 through May 7, 2014.  The Civil War in Film and Literature (ENG2480-115822) will examine and discuss this national conflict as it has been portrayed in the fiction of such writers as Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, Michael Shaara, and others; in the poetry of Walt Whitman, and other poets of the Civil War era; and in movies such as Birth of a Nation, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Gone with the Wind, The Red Badge of Courage, Cold Mountain, Gettysburg, Glory, the PBS documentary The Civil War, and the 2012 Academy Award winning movie Lincoln.

Since this is a web-based (online) course, all learning activities will take place online within the web-based Blackboard Learning Management System.  Discussions of the readings and of the featured movies will all take place online.  viewing the movies also will be possible online by using such internet movie providers as Netflix and YouTube. As an added enhancement to this online course, however, the featured movies in the course will be shown on the LaPlata campus, with an introduction and discussion held afterwards led by Dr. Siciliano and in conjunction with the Civil War Movies Film Series, tentatively planned to begin in January 2014 and continue through April.

For further information and a complete course syllabus, see the course website at:  http://www.itc.csmd.edu/lan/richs/eng2840 or contact Dr. Richard Siciliano at 301-934-7826 or via email at richs@csmd.edu

December 2013 Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table Meeting


It is with regret that due to the forecast of inclement weather for tomorrow, December 10, 2013, our December meeting featuring Dr. James Robertson has been postponed.  Details regarding rescheduling this event will be announced when they become available.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.