November 2023 Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table Meeting

November 14, 2023

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00pm at The Maryland Veterans Museum, 11000 Crain Highway North, Newburg, MD 20664.

Guest Speaker:  Gary Dyson

It is always great to welcome back friends of the Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table and tonight we bring back another.  Gary Dyson joins us for his latest presentation, “Beyond the Bowie List“.

Having spoken to us previously about his books A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans, The ambush of the Issac P. Smith, and Confederate Row, Beyond the Bowie List tells the stories of the named Confederate dead buried in Maryland following the Maryland Campaign of 1862, Lee’s retreat from Gettysburg in 1863, and Early’s Invasion of Maryland in July 1864. Forbidden to be buried at Antietam National Cemetery in Sharpsburg, these soldiers were eventually buried at Washington Confederate Cemetery at Rose Hill cemetery in Hagerstown. A description of the Bowie List and the post-war reburials as well as the stories of the soldiers (their genealogy, battle history, and extent of their wounds where possible) in Hagerstown and other sites are described.

Gary L. Dyson is a retired Environmental Specialist from the City of Gaithersburg, MD and a Marine Corps veteran. He is a lifelong history enthusiast and has spent countless hours reading, researching and exploring battlefields – from the French and Indian War to World War II.  Gary is the author of The Ambush of the Isaac P. Smith, A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans, Confederate Row, Beyond the Bowie List, and The Rebels of Frederick County, as well as the History of Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick and Mount Airy.  He is a board member for the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable and performs voluntary research for Mount Olivet Cemetery. He has a BS in Natural Resources from Oregon State University. Gary lives in Mount Airy, MD with his wife Emily, and they are finally “empty-nesters,” and just became grandparents.

Attendance is free, but membership is encouraged, to allow us to continue attracting speakers on the subject we so dearly love.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at