Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable December Meeting

Upcoming PSCWRT Meeting

December 13, 2018
Stuart Streichler will discuss the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. He is the author of Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era: At the Crossroads of American Constitutionalism (Curtis was defense counsel for Johnson at the impeachment trial). Professor Streichler’s articles have appeared in many law reviews, newspapers, and other periodicals, and he has been interviewed by the BBC, CBC The National, Fox News, NHK, and local television news programs. He teaches at the University of Washington, Bothell, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Social hour begins at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:45 pm, and program at 8:00 pm.  Click the button below to make a reservation. Students may attend free with no dinner.  Make a reservation and choose a dinner if you wish.
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Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable Meeting

Upcoming PSCWRT Meeting

November 8, 2018
Gerry L. Alexander will discuss Abraham Lincoln and his influence on Washington Territory. His writings include “Abe Lincoln and the Pacific Northwest,” Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History.

Gerry Alexander’s distinguished career spans almost fifty years as an attorney and jurist in Washington, including nine years as Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court, making him the longest-serving Chief Justice in State history. He is now in private practice in Olympia.

Social hour begins at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:45 pm, and program at 8:00 pm.  Click the button below to make a reservation. Students may attend free with no dinner.  Make your reservation.

PSCWRT

Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable Meeting

Upcoming PSCWRT Meeting

October 11, 2018
The renown writer and historian, Walter Stahr returns to Seattle to tell the story of his latest book – Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary. Stahr captures the essence of the controversial Edwin M. Stanton who, while a staunch Democrat, revered the Republican Lincoln and supported the war effort with all his considerable talents.

Stanton was at the epicenter of the Andrew Johnson impeachment as he sought to advance the cause of freedmen during the dark days of the Lincoln assassination and reconstruction.  This will likely be the most influential discussion of the season.

Mr. Stahr is also the author of Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man and John Jay: Founding Father. Mr. Stahr practiced international law for 25 years, including seven in Hong Kong and five with the SEC.
http://walterstahr.com/

Social hour begins at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:45 pm, and program at 8:00 pm.  Click the button below to make a reservation. Students may attend free without a dinner.

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Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable Book Presentation

BEHIND THE LINES
September 21, 2017

The Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable will sponsor a distinctly different event Thursday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Bellevue Library (1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue (425) 450-1765). The presenter will be author, Joanne Rajoppi who will be discussing her book, Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War: The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys. Some of the characters Ms. Rajoppi’s will talk about have very strong ties to Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

This will be the first in a series of lectures called Behind the Lines that is concerned with how 19th century women struggled to survive as their men returned broken, weary and depressed. Its a tribute to their fortitude for continuing to raise their children, work their farms and keep their families together in the face of death and uncertainty.

Click on FLYER to review the material prepared by the King County Library System. If you have any questions, please contact the Bellevue Library or Mike Movius, President of the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable.

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Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable Civil War Veteran Burial

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CIVIL WAR VETERAN FUNERAL
James H. Powers, Jr.

The Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable, in conjunction with the Missing in America Project and the National Cemetery Administration, is planning a very special and unique event…the burial of a Civil War veteran, James H. Powers, Jr. and his wife of 57 years, Irene Powers.

James passed away in 1921 and Irene in 1928.  Since that time, their ashes have languished at a local funeral home.  Most recently, James and Loretta Dimond discovered their record and, working with the funeral home, the Veterans Administration and the family, received the release of the cremains and received permission to have them interned at Tahoma National Cemetery.

The event will take place on December 10, 2016 at noon.  Please assist PSCWRT in publicizing the funeral.  Links to Powers’ obituary, biography and the flyer announcing the funeral accompany this email.

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