Southern MD Civil War Round Table Film Series

October 11, 2016

Come out and join us for the second season of Civil War films from 5:30pm – 6:40pm, prior to the regularly scheduled Round table meeting tonight.  Movies will be shown at the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprises Conference Center, Room BI-113, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata, MD.  Admission is free!

Tonight’s Feature:  “The General“


ParadeRest Presents: Buster Keaton’s The General - VFH – Virginia ...

This American silent comedy film, released by United Artists, was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, which happened in 1862. Buster Keaton stars as the hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray who faces off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away (kidnapped) while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton’s boundless wit and dexterity. (67 minutes)

Ulysses S. Grant Forum and Discussion

American Ulysses Audiobook by Ronald C. White Jr. at Library


WHAT:                    Evening Conversation with Ronald White.

WHEN:                   Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE:                 National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW,  Washington, DC 20045

“The Trinity Forum invites you to participate in an Evening Conversation with Ronald C. White on the release date of his new book American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant on Tuesday, October 4. White will provide a new interpretation of Ulysses S. Grant as a generous, faithful and reflective man, and remarkable, if embattled leader — and the implications of Grant’s leadership approach for our own divisive time. Responding to Dr. White will be Peter Wehner, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. The event will be held at the National Press Club from 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. Register today at

Ronald C. White, Jr.'s American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant ...

*The Trinity Forum is a nonprofit organization that engages leaders with the great ideas of civilization in the context of faith for personal and societal renewal. With any questions about this event or the Trinity Forum, please contact Alyssa Abraham  at or (202) 944-9881.

October 2016 Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table

October 11, 2016

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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 La Plata, MD.

Guest Speaker:  Robert O’Connor

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table welcomes Bob O’Connor, who will share with us his research about the approximately 209,000 soldiers who served in the Union armies and navies.  He brings to light the number of Colored Troops held as prisoners of war in Confederate prisons.  While historians have found 776 such prisoners, Mr. O’Connor has found evidence of 2,642!  Mr. O’Connor will also bring some local flavor to our gathering, as he discusses some of the U.S Colored Troop soldiers that he discovered who enlisted from Southern Maryland.  From Petersburg to Olustee, from Ft. Pillow to Salisbury and all the way to Andersonville, Mr.O’Connor will shed light on these courageous freedom fighters.

Bob O’Connor lives in Charles Town, WV, where he is retired and dedicates his time to being a full time author.  His interest in history dates back to 1958, when he visited Galesburg, IL for the 100th anniversaty celebration of the Lincoln v. Douglas debates.  The featured speaker that day was Carl Sandburg!  Mr. O’Connor would go on to serve as Director of Tourism in Washington County, MD and became intimately familiar with Antietam National Battlefield and Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park.  He helped bring to fruition two marvelous events held at Antietam that we all enjoy today; The Independence Concert, held each July and the Memorial Illumination, held each December.  Mr. O’Connor has written and published eleven books about the Civil War and four times has been named a finalist in national book award competitions.  To learn more about Bob O’Connor and his works, pleases visit his website;

Attendance is free for all, but membership is recommended.  For information, contact the Round Table’s president, Brad Gottfried, at or 301-934-7625