May 2013 Southern MD Civil War Round Table Meeting

May 14, 2013

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round table is pleased to announce that its next meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00PM on the LaPlata campus Dan's_photoof the College of Southern Maryland.  The Meeting will be held in the Business and Industries building, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room; Room BI-113.

Guest Speaker:  Daniel Carroll Toomey

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table will host a presentation by noted author Daniel Carroll Toomey, a University of Maryland graduate.  Mr. Toomey has authored several books on the Civil War including, “The Civil War in Maryland“, “Marylanders at Gettysburg” and “The Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers’ Home“.  He is also co-author of “Baltimore During the Civil War” and “Marylanders in Blue“, all of which were published by Toomey Press.

Mr. Toomey has lectured for a number of historical organizations, as well as for the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution.  His course, “The Civil War in Maryland” has been offered at a number of local colleges.  He has also contributed to radio and television programs and on two Civil War battle videos.  Mr. Toomey is a member of the Surratt Society, the Maryland Arms Collectors Association and the thewarcamebytrainCompany of Military Historians.  He serves on the Maryland Military Monuments Commission and was project historian for the Maryland Memorial erected at Gettysburg in 1994.

Among his many achievements, Mr. Toomey has received numerous awards for his  historical research and exhibits, including the Gettysburg National Battlefield Award in 1985 and was the recipient of the 2001 Peterkin Award, given by the National Park Service at Fort McHenry, for his many contributions in the field of research and preservation.

His two fondest accomplishments are writing the inscription for the Maryland Monument at Gettysburg and playing on the first ever Howard County, MD lacrosse team in 1964.  Currently, Mr. Toomey is the Guest Curator at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum for their five year project, “The War Came by Train“, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.