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Change of venue for York CWRT mtg. on Mar. 21, 2012 – Battle of Pea Ridge

Kurz & Allison lithographic print of the Battle of Pea Ridge (also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern)

The York Civil War Round Table will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum which is located at 217 W. Princess  St. in downtown York, Pennsylvania. The meeting will start at 7:15 p.m., allowing time for anyone coming over from YCHT on Market St. The meeting was relocated  due to a conflict in  scheduling at YCHT. There is street parking on Princess St. and also a parking lot directly across the street for our use.

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the York CWRT will be discussing the greatest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi, the Battle of Pea Ridge , Arkansas, March 7-8, 1862, at its monthly meeting on March 21, 2012.

The featured speaker will be Dick Simpson who will be presenting a slide program on the decisive Civil War battle in Northwest Arkansas. The amazing Union victory successfully culminated a Federal campaign to secure Missouri within the Union, maintain control of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, protect the arsenal at St. Louis and release resources critical to General Grant’s campaigns in the Western Theater.

Dick Simpson has been presenting Civil War slide programs to Civil War Roundtables and historical organizations from Maryland to Maine. All of his programs have hundreds of Civil War photos, maps, music and displays. Dick raises money at many of his lectures for battlefield preservation. He is a civilian Civil War reenactor portraying Frederick Holbrook, the Civil War governor of Vermont, and he was featured in the January 2010 issue of Gettysburg Magazine. He is an active member of dozens of Civil War organizations in Vermont, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

As a reminder, the meeting will be at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 W. Princess St. in downtown York, Pennsylvania.There is street parking in front of the Museum and also a parking lot directly across the street for our use.

There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome! Bring a friend!