Three Mini-Presentations at the June Harrisburg Civil War Round Table
The program at the Friday June 10 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table will consist of three mini-presentations delivered by members of the organization.
Dr. George Wolf will speak on “Henry Harrison Bingham: Father of the House and Son of Glory.” Bingham joined the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteers as a first lieutenant in 1862 and mustered out as a brigadier general in 1866 when he was just twenty-four years old. Wounded three times–at Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and Farmville–he was captured in the battle of Boydton Plank Road but managed to escape. After the war, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor while serving as a United States Congressman.
A veteran of World War II, Dr. Wolf is the author of four books and has had a distinguished career as an educator and historian.
G. Thomas Miller will speak about his great-grandfather, Charles A. Miller, a German emigrant who was granted U.S. citizenship in 1860 and served two enlistments, first with the 177th Regiment and later with the 87th Regiment, both of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was a shoemaker by trade and lived in Hoernerstown, a small village in the Hershey-Union Deposit area of Dauphin County.
Mr. Miller is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He has been a practicing attorney for sixty-two years. As a young Boy Scout, he was present for the 75th anniversary celebration of the battle of Gettysburg in 1938.
Curtis Wolf will talk about his ancestor who served in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry. This unit from the southcentral and southeastern part of the state was organized in August 1861 and fought through the end of the war, seeing service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas.
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, June 7, by calling 717-938-3706. The program begins at 8:00 PM and is free to the public.
For more information, contact Douglas Gibboney, HCWRT vice president, 717-243-1738.