December 2014 Southern MD Civil War Round Table Meeting

December 9, 2014

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprises Conference Center Room BI-113, at 8730 Mitchell Road in LaPlata, MD.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Tom Jarvis

It would just not be a Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table season if our good friend, Dr. Tom Jarvis did not address us.  Having previously spoken to us on “The Causes of the Civil War” and “Why the North Won and the South Lost The Civil War”, tonight Tom promises to take us on a little bit different of a journey. Tonight, Tom has questions and we need to provide the answers!Dr. Thomas Jarvis

We know that our members have a great depth of knowledge about the Civil War.  At this evening’s meeting, we will all be given a chance to share some of that knowledge.  Dr. Jarvis will introduce a variety of topics through specific questions about the war and its participants.  We, the members of the Round Table will then have an opportunity to answer these questions and discuss them. For example, under the topic of “Civil War Generals”, one question will be:  “Who was the ranking general in the Confederate Army?”  After a period of discussion, Dr. Jarvis will briefly discuss Civil War generals, interspersing the topic with questions for discussion as well as tossing in some fascinating historical facts about Union and Confederate generals.  This  may include some more questions about some of the more famous generals.  Some other topics to broached are:  Battles, the Impact of Weather, Horses and Civil War Slang.  Come prepared for what promises to be a lively and informative session!

Tom Jarvis taught history as a Professional Instructor as American University in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the adjunct faculty at the College of Southern Maryland. He has developed two specialty courses offered at the college; “The History of American Warfare” and “The United States and Twentieth Century World Affairs”.  Tom has a Bachelor of Arts in history form Stony Brook University, a master’s degree from the School of International Service, American University, and a Ph.D. in United States History from American University.  He served three years in the U.S. Army, working in the intelligence field with the Army Security Agency. He retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as a Senior Executive.

We look forward to welcoming Tom Jarvis back to the podium for this presentation and to seeing you for an enlightening evening of discussion.