2015-2016 Schedule

All meetings start at 7 pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month except November and December on the 3rd Wednesday at the Holden Senior Center, Main St. (Rt. 122A), Holden, Massachusetts.

Sept. 23 Prof. John Proctor
University of Connecticut
Private Henry Brown, 21st Mass., Letters to Home
Oct. 28 James Conroy
Civil War historian, Hingham, MA
The Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865
Nov. 18 Prof. Michael Burlingame
Presently the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Sitting Distinguished Chairman in Lincoln Studies at Univ. of Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: A Life
Dec. 16 Members and Guests Christmas Meeting/Show and Tell
Jan. 27 Sarah Goldberger
Professor of American History, Community College of Rhode Island
Freedmen and the Peninsula Campaign and historical memory.

You can listen to the talk given by Professor Goldberger:


Feb. 24 Kevin Levin
Visiting Instructor of History, American Antiquarian Society and author.
Website: Civil War Memory
Remembering the War as Murder: The Battle of the Crater

You can listen to the talk given by Mr. Levin:


March 23 Mark Mello
Civil War historian and reenactor
Website: American Civil War Living History
Pickett’s Charge: What Really Happened.

You can listen to the talk given by Mark Mello:

The photos displayed during the talk (76 pp., PDF).

April 27 Edward “Ted” Browne
Vice President, Civil War Roundtable of Central Massachusetts and published author on Civil War topics
A Diary from the First Ohio, Battery H
May 25 Luanne Crosby, singing and telling about the songs of the Civil War  Our popular dinner meeting at O’Connor’s Restaurant. Pre-payment required, $25.
June 22 Edward “Ted” Browne
CWRT of CM vice president
33rd Massachusetts at Brandy Station and Gettysburg
Sept 28 Matthew Cost
Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard
Oct 26 Lynne and Thomas Lydick
To my Dearest: The Civil War letters of George and Emily Ward