San Francisco Civil War Round Table Meeting
                  Thursday 16th January 2014
                 at the United Irish Cultural Center
                 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
The meeting commenced at 6:45pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and the introduction of guests.

Bob Lawhon introduced a special guest, fifth-grader Sawyer Livsey, who
is a Civil War reenactor. Sawyer gave an entertaining account of his recent
experiences at a reenactment on Angel Island which included, drills, cannon
firing and bread making.

Private Livsey was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by
Patrick Doyle.

The President announced the unfortunate news that Treasurer
Joan Keller was hospitalized
following a fall in her home. The members signed a "get well" card with many heartfelt
expressions of concern and support.

Guest speaker
John Herberich gave a most enjoyable report on the 2013 West Coast Civil
War Conference
. Major speakers and topics included

  • Jim Stansbery -"Trans-Mississippi Action, 1863"
  • General Parker Hill (Ret.), on his book "Receding Tide - The Study of the Battles of
    Vicksburg and Gettysburg"
  • Richard Hatcher, Historian at Ft Sumpter on "The Ironclad Attack on Fort Sumter"  
  • Dr. Craig Symonds, "The Battle of Chickamauga and Chattanooga - Their Place in
  • Dr. Brian Clague on "Civil War Medicine"
  • Mary Hatcher & Jean Hutchinson on "Southern Women in the War Years"

                                            John's easy-going style and humorous asides made for
                                            an entertaining  view of the event. It was particularly
                                            valuable since non of the SFCWRT members had attended.

                                            After some discussion, the meeting ended at 8:45pm