Hiawatha Valley Civil War Round Table

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Updated December 20, 2018

Meetings are normally held at the Winona History Center on the second Thursday of each month on the second floor at 7 p.m.
160 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987
Program Schedule 2018-2019

September 13, 2018
Robert Taunt
Civil War Photography

October 11, 2018
Karl and Josiah Hoppe
A Tale of Two Navies

November 8, 2018
Don Hoegh
Ancestors on Both Sides

Merry Christmas

January 10, 2019
Jim Hadley
Sutlers and Currency 

February 14, 2019
Scott Fabian and Rick Betsinger
Civil War Characters:
Patriots or Villians

March 14, 2019
Round Table Discussion of 
African American Soldiers
Following a video

April 11, 2019
Carol Jefferson
Winona Area Abolitionists
May 9, 2019
Rev. Anthony Straseske
Belle Boyd: La Belle Rebelle

The Hiawatha Valley Civil War Round Table now has an open Facebook group page that members and non-members can use to access and share information. On Facebook you can enter Hiawatha Valley Civil War Round Table in the search box or use this URL  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1810432969186399/

Thanks to Don Hoegh for an informative presentation titled "Ancestors on Both Sides" at our November, 2018 meeting. 

Thanks to Karl and Josiah Hoppe for their great presentation of ships and individuals in the Civil War at our October meeting.  
Robert Taunt informed and entertained our September meeting with a presentation about photography in the Civil War.  Thanks Robert. 

Gathering including members of Minnesota's 136th Infantry, circa 1930.  Included are Winona County's last veterans of the Civil War.  
Winona Memories-Historic Photo Album 1851- Today
Winona County Historical Society

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."

Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863                  Gettysburg, Pensylvania