March Newsletter & Meeting Info

The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Hospital.  This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.  The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public.  Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Our speaker this month is a second timer in Michael Shaffer of Kennesaw, Georgia.  His topic is –  “In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas Colley and the 1st Virginia Cavalry”

The 1st Virginia Cavalry was one of the most famous units from that state and they fought the entire war in the East from 1861 to 1865.  Colley served for most of that time until losing his foot in 1864.  The program is based on his recollections, which is the new book by our speaker.

Michael K. Shaffer is a Civil War historian, instructor, lecturer, author and newspaper columnist.  He is a member of the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Civil War in the Western Theater and Georgia Association of Historians.   Shaffer teaches course at Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education and lectures to Civil War groups across the country.

He will have copies of his book for sale at the meeting.

Lastly – July is our new fiscal year so PLEASE plan on paying your annual dues at this meeting if you have not yet paid your dues for last year!  The funds go to paying for our speakers.  If you did not pay last month please plan on doing so this month.  Dues can also be sent to, Greg Biggs, 2600 W. Henderson Way, Clarksville, TN 37042.  Please make payment to the Clarksville CWRT.  Your name badge will be available only if you have paid your dues.

Also, please support your CWRT by buying the books being offered for sale each month.  The funds go to our treasury for our speakers and help us to donate to battlefield causes.  They are priced well below their retail prices and there’s a great selection!

Greg Biggs
Clarksville CWRT

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