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 Samia will also present three unpublished letters that she discovered in 2021, which provide a deeper understanding of Asia Booth Clarke’s life and her deep commitment to he Catholic faith.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 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:

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