2024 Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table Spring Field Trip

The Past is Waiting for You!

Join the Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table for its Annual Spring Field Trip, departing from the Maryland Veteran’s Museum, 11000 Crain Highway, Newburg, MD on April 27th, 2024.  This year’s destination: Richmond, VA, where we will visit the American Civil War Museum, Brown’s Island and The White House of the Confederacy.

The Details:

Date:  Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Departure:  8AM from the Maryland Veteran’s Museum, 11000 Crain Highway Newburg, MD .  Return time is 5pm.

Pricing:  $85 for members/$95 for non-members.

What’s Included:  Bus Transportation to and from Richmond, Entry fees to the museums and lunch.

Be sure to sign up for all of the fun.  Looking forward to seeing you and enjoying another fun filled of Civil War learning.  For any questions, please call 443-975-9142.


May 2023 Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table Meeting

May 9, 2023

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:00pm at The Maryland Veterans Museum, 11000 Crain Highway North, Newburg, MD 20664.

Guest Speaker:  Lisa G. Samia


The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table concludes Year 11 with a visit from award winning poet and author Lisa G. Samia.  Ms. Samia will speak to us about Asia Booth Clarke, the sister of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, her life and her letters.  She will introduce us to life of Asia Booth Clarke, with emphasis on the twenty years she spent in Europe.  Lisa has methodically put together a timeline of those twenty years, using the letters that she wrote and the two books that Ms. Clarke wrote during that time.  Lisa will also tell us of the death of Asia Booth Clarke, which family members were present at her death and photos of the approximate location of her passing.  Ms. Samia will also present three unpublished letters that she discovered in 2021, which provide a deeper understanding of Asia Booth Clarke’s life and her deep commitment to he Catholic faith.


Lisa G. Samia is an Award-Wining Poet and Author who loves American Civil War History.  Her latest accomplishments are being selected as the National Parks Arts Foundation’s Artist in Residence for Gettysburg National Battlefield Park 2020 and National  Parks Service’s Artist in Residence for Manassas Battlefield Park 2021. both for her Civil War Poetry.  Her works include “The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War“, a collection of 28 poems and 28 essays on the historical representations of Civil War events through the rhyme and narrative of poetry  It was released in April 2018, and endorsed by Eric Swanson, the New York Times best-selling co-author of “The Joy of Living“.  “The Nameless and the Faceless Women of the Civil War“, a collection of 28 poems and 28 essays was released in April 2021, also endorsed by Eric Swnson.  Also, “The Man with the Ice Blue Eyes“,  a romantic Poetry Collection of love and heartache debuted number one on Amazon.com for Women’s Poetry, July 2016.  Included in the collection are two award wining poems from the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association.

Ms. Samia is also and avid author and speaker on John Wilkes Booth and his sister Asia Booth Clarke.  She has appeared multiple times on the Civil War Round Table Congress (via Zoom) to a sold-out audience.  Her recent discovery of a set of archived letters written by Asia Booth Clarke while residing in Europe provide a deeper reveal of Asia Booth Clarke.


Lisa has devoted three years traveling, researching and writing the fictional novel series based on John Wilkes Booth, “My Name is John Singer” and “My Name is Mrs. John Singer“.  She frequently lectures at literary ad historical venues, notably The Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum, the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House and Museum, the Civil War I, American nterpretive Center Blenheim, The Civil War Round Table Congress, multiple Barnes & Noble locations, and a virtual presentation with the American Civil War Museum.

You can follow Lisa on her various social platforms; Instagram:  @authorlisasamia or Facebook:  www.facebook.com/authorlisasamia.

As usual, attendance is free, but membership is encouraged. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at bsunderland@somdcwrt.org.

2020 Southern MD Civil War Round Table Spring Field Trip

DATE: Saturday April 18, 2020

Join us on our annual spring 2020 field trip to Richmond, Virginia. After Virginia seceded from the Union, the capital of the newly formed Confederacy was moved from Montgomery, Alabama to the city of Richmond. Chief among the reason for the move were Richmond’s strategic importance and its hundreds of factories, whose output nearly equaled that of the rest of the Confederacy. Our visit will include a tour of one of those factories; the Tredegar Iron Works, along with tours of the White House of the Confederacy and The American Civil War Museum.


The White House of the Confederacy: Serving as the Executive Mansion of the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865, this location was the official quarters during the Civil War of the only President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.

The American Civil War Museum: Newly opened,this is becoming the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives, both union and Confederate, enslaved and freed African Americans, soldiers and civilians.

Tredegar Iron Works: This facility produced iron plating for the first Confederate ironclad warship, the CSS Virginia. It also produced 1,100 artillery pieces during the war, about half of the Confederate’s total domestic production.


The bus trip, lunch and fees is $50 for Round Table members and $60 for non-members during early bird registration by March 10, 2020 (Date of our March meeting). Thereafter, the cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members.


  • Depart Maryland Veterans Museum, Newburg, MD: 8AM
  • Arrive at the White House of the Confederacy: 10AM(ish)
  • Lunch: 12PMm(ish)
  • Depart Richmond: 3PM
  • Arrive back in Newburg, MD: 5PM

For additional information or to sign up, please visit our website, https://somdcwrt.org or contact Round Table President Ben Sunderland by phone at 443-975-9142 or email at bsunderland@somdcwrt.org.