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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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Civil War Roundtable Speaker What: William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory
Who: David Moore
When: Monday
November 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Where: Indiana Historical Society Auditorium (Directions)
Our speaker is the author of the first biography of Union General William S. Rosecrans in more than fifty years. David Moore tells the story of his military successes and the important results that led to the Union victory in the Civil War: winning the first major campaign of the war in West Virginia in 1861; victories in northeastern Mississippi that made the Vicksburg Campaign possible; gaining the victory without which Abraham Lincoln said the "nation could scarcely have lived over;" conducting two brilliant campaigns in Tennessee and fighting the battle of Chickamauga (giving permanent possession of Chattanooga to the federals); and defending Missouri from an invasion in 1864. He also explains why Rosecrans was removed four times despite his military successes and examines the important part politics played in the war.

David Moore has been a history guide for over thirty-five years. He specializes in the mid-Atlantic area near his home base of Washington, D.C. He stumbled upon the Rosecrans story quite unexpectedly while searching for the grave of Mary Suratt in Washington's Mt. Olivet cemetery. He spent more than twenty years researching General Rosecrans's military career. His book William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory was published in March 2014 and is in the collection of over one hundred libraries in the United States, Canada, and several overseas countries.

He will have copies of the book for sale ($25) and will be signing books.

2015-2016 Program Schedule

Sept. 14, 2015 Civil War Feuds: A Family Tradition Peter Mullen
Oct. 12, 2015 Alexander Gardner: Civil War Photographs and More Steve Rolfe
Nov. 9, 2015 William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory David Moore
Dec. 14, 2015 The Irish Volunteer Mark LaPointe
Jan. 11, 2016 Acoustic Shadows During the Civil War Tony Roscetti
Feb. 8, 2016 Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Years Alan Teller
Mar. 14, 2016 The Battle of New Market Dave Sutherland
Apr. 11, 2016 Brown Water Navy Gary Joiner
May 9, 2016 Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War Brian Jordan
June 13, 2016 Forbidden, Hidden, & Forgotten: Women in the Ranks During the Civil War Shelby Harriel

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