Battle of Chantilly at February Harrisburg Civil War Round Table
Augustus Tholey’s 19th century color lithograph “General Kearney’s gallant charge”, published by John Smith, 804 Market St, Philadelphia. From the Library of Congress.
“Lightning in the Storm: The Battle of Chantilly” will be the subject of Jack C. Thomas‘ talk at the February 25 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. On September 1, 1862, “Stonewall Jackson” brought on a nasty little ruckus in the rain while trying to trap the Union army. The fighting resulted in the deaths of two northern generals, Philip Kearny and Isaac Stevens.
Mr. Thomas graduated in 1985 from Lebanon Valley College with a degree in political science. He also was the first ROTC graduate of Lebanon Valley College, when the program was reestablished there. Before receiving his commission, he had been an enlisted man and non-commissioned officer in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. He retired as a captain in 1997 with twenty-two total years of service.
A twenty-year member of the round table, Mr. Thomas serves as chair of the Historic Preservation Committee and a member of the board of directors. He also has a strong interest in 20th and 21st Century warfare, being one of the six founding members of the Capital Area World War II Round Table.
The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table meets at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA, Camp Hill Bypass @ Routes 11&15. An informal reception starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:45. The cost of dinner is $20.00 and reservations must be made by no later than Tuesday, February 22, by calling 717-938-3706. The program begins at 8:00 PM and is free to the public.
Contact HCWRT Vice President Douglas Gibboney at 717-243-1738 for more information.