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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: The American Civil War and Religion
Who: David Garshaw
When: Monday
November 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m
Where: Indiana Historical Society Auditorium (Directions)
Due to there being so many entangling issues involving religion and the march to war and its aftermath, a simple description is difficult, except for one. Abe Lincoln said something like this, "Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."

David Garshaw graduated from Ohio's Hiram College with a double major in history & political science. After college he served in Vietnam as a combat infantry sergeant, and later graduated from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He retired from active pastoral ministry in 2010; but has and will serve as interim pastor when called by a congregation in need. David has had a long passion for everything related to the Civil War, particularly how religion and the church intermingled with all the issues involved in America's greatest upheaval.


2017-2018 Program Schedule


Sept. 11, 2017 The Lost Gettysburg Address: Charles Anderson's Civil War Odyssey David Dixon
Oct. 9, 2017 The Angel of Marye's Heights Anthony J. Ziebol
Nov. 13, 2017 The American Civil War and Religion David Garshaw
Dec. 11, 2017 The Kimberlins Go to War: A Union Family in Copperhead Country Mike Murphy
Jan. 8, 2018 Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland Stephen Towne
Feb. 12, 2018 Indianapolis and the War of the Rebellion Fred Schaefer
Mar. 12, 2018 58th Indiana and their role at Stone's River Kraig McNutt
Apr. 9, 2018 Cold Blooded Envenomation of 1861-65 Mark Laubacher
May 14, 2018 Above Us or Around Us: The Story and Men of the Bloody Eighth Jenny Thompson
June 11, 2018 On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013 Jennifer Murray

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