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We are amateur and professional historians in Central Indiana dedicated to studying and understanding the American Civil War. We welcome anyone interested in the American Civil War to join the ICWRT. Annual dues are $30 for an individual, $35 for a family,or $15 for a student. The dues are used to defray production costs of our newsletter, Hardtack, and other programs. We invite you to attend a meeting as a guest and we feel that you will enjoy your visit and enlist. To enlist for the upcoming campaign, Click Here for a membership form

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This Month's Topic What: Maps, Mapping & Mapmakers of the Civil War: A Novice Explorer's Perspective
Who: Lou Malcomb
When: Monday
December 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m
Where: Indiana Historical Society Auditorium (Directions)
Lou is Emerita Librarian Government Information, Maps and the Geo-Sciences at IU. She began studying the Civil War seriously after she retired in 2014, particularly maps and mapmaking. She will describe what she has learned about Civil War maps, mapmaking and mapmakers, but will also explore the availability of Civil War maps online and at various repositories.

Lou Malcomb served as a librarian for the IU Bloomington Libraries for 39 years, both as Head of Undergraduate Library Services and Head of Government Information, Maps, and Microforms and Librarian for the Geosciences. She is best known for her expertise with state and federal government information. She has also been active in the restoration and preservation of historic cemeteries through her work with our own Monroe County History Center's Cemetery Committee. She is also an active member of the Indiana Barn Foundation, the Government Documents Roundtable, and the Association of Gravestone Studies.


2016-2017 Program Schedule


Sept 12, 2016 Fire in the Water James Alexander Thom
Oct. 10, 2016 Who Was Private John Rooks? : Counties Named for Civil War Combat Deaths Charlie Aiken
Nov. 14, 2016 The War Not Forgotten - Civil War Soldiers, Central State Hospital and PTSD Robert Houghtalen
Dec. 12, 2016 Maps, Mapping & Mapmakers of the Civil War: A Novice Explorer's Perspective Lou Malcomb
Jan. 9, 2017 Lew Wallace's Civil War Career Ray Boomhower
Feb. 13, 2017 Paying for the Civil War: Taxes, Internal Revenue and Enrolled Agents Jim Floyd
Mar. 13, 2017 Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy Gary Joiner
Apr. 10, 2017 A Visit with Jennie Wade's Mother Connie Hansen
May 8, 2017 The Murder of Major General William "Bull" Nelson Robert I. Girardi
June 12, 2017 Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre Thomas Bogar

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