September 19: Dan Roberts on The Telegraph in the Civil War Era
October 17: Deb Gnemi on Ford's Theater Employees and Actors after the Assassination
November 21: Rick Gnemi on Civil War Weapons
December 19: Annual Pot Luck
January 16: Carol Vanornum,"Caught in Sherman's War of Attrition, The Mill Workers of Roswell, Georgia." Sherman, the Chattahoochee River, and the King Family
February 20: Kay Brown, In Search of My Dead Relative: On Her Great Great Grandfather who fought at Gettysburg
Kay's great great grandfather, Henry Leach was in the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company F. Henry was a sergeant. Through letters, records, and research Ms. Brown will tell a compelling story of glory and tragedy of her grandfather’s life.
Kay Brown of Northfield is a past legislator, past Executive Director or several non-profits, is a history graduate out of USD, and has an avocation for the study of her ancestors who have served in every United States war since the Revolution.
March 19: Open Forum -- Cancelled
**** Due to Covid-19 all meetings are cancelled until further notice ***
September 20 Barry Adams on Shy's Hill
October 18: Curt Dahlin on the Fort Sisseton Scouts and the campaign in Eastern Dakota territory.
November 15: Jan Stevens on the First Integrated School in America
in Otterville, Illinois.
December 20: Pot Luck at Dan Peterson's house. For members, spouses and guests.
January 17: Karl Fredrickson on the further adventures of the Minnesota Ninth at Brice's Crossroads and beyond.
February 21: Mary Tulip on Horses and Mules in the Civil War
March 21: Lou Stender on Lincoln, the 1st Minnesota and Gettysburg
April 18: Annual Open Forum
May 16: Denis Warta from New Ulm will speak on Germans serving their new Fatherland.
June 20: 14th Annual Picnic at Fort Ahlman, near Morristown, MN
September 21 Steve Chicoine on John Basil Turchin
October 19 Steve Osman on Fort Snelling
November 16 Jim Stark on History of Antebellum
December 21 Civil War Recipe Pot Luck Dinner
January 18 Darryl Sannes on the Raid at St. Albans
February 15 Dale Branshan as Abraham Lincoln
March 15 Karl Fredrickson on The Liberators of the Minnesota Ninth Volunteer Infantry: The remarkable story of 38 men who faced down their officers to free a slave family
April 19 Anthony J Ziebol (Tony) on Richard Kirkland, "the Angel Of St. Marye's Heights," and the 2nd South Carolina regiment
May 17 Open Forum
June 21 13th Annual Picnic at Fort Ahlman, near Morristown, MN
, 6 p 2015
Meetings are on the Third Thursday of Each Month at 7:00 PM at the Faribault Senior Center, West 19 Division St., Faribault, Minnesota
September 15th: John Gurthmann and Jim Moffet. Field Music During the Civil War. The presentation includes live demonstrations of duty calls, ceremonial music, and music as entertainment (whether off duty or on the march). They appear in authentic uniforms with authentic instruments.
October 20th: John Haymond, Executive Director of the Mower County Historical Society, author of The Infamous Dakota War Trials of 1862: Revenge, Military Law and the Judgment of History.
November 17: Program postponed until May
December 15: Civil War Recipe Pot Luck
January 19: Jan Stevens of Dundas, MN.
Jan will be discussing how she found records that she is part African American, a program on her Melungeon ancestors, DNA testing and how the 1870 Census helped her find the African source of her DNA.
February 16 Quint Pettigrew on the Battle of Franklin.
March 18 Larry Ahlman on "The role of Oliver Winchester in the Civil War.”
April 20: Preston Eidenschink.will speak on embalming from Egyptian times through the Civil War. Preston is a funeral director in Northfield.
May 18: John Haymond of the Mower County Historical Society on the trials arising from the US/Dakota War
John Haymond is a conflict historian who researches the impact of war upon society. His first book, "The Infamous Dakota War Trials of 1862: Revenge, Military Law and the Judgment of History," studies the controversial 1862 military commission trials from the essential perspective of 19th century military law, and has been nominated for the Organization of American Historians Frederick Jackson Turner Award for a first book of scholarly history. His second book, a study of the American soldier and the U.S. Army in the transition from a frontier constabulary to an internationally deployed force in the period between 1866 and 1918, is scheduled for release by McFarland Publishing in 2017.
June 15, 6 pm (Presentation follows dinner) : The Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable Annual Potluck Dinner at Ahlman's Gun Shop (meet at the fort behind the shop)
9525 230th St W
"The Alexander Faribaults and Their Town"
by Dr. Roy Anderson in full period dress.
Join us as local author and local historian Roy becomes Alexander Faribault in character and costume. We will learn about Alexander Faribault's life and family which consisted of wife Mary Elizabeth and ten children. Stories about him and the fur trade with the local Wapacuta Band of the Dakota Indians will be included also. There will be time after the presentation for questions and comments.
Dr. Roy is a retired optometrist and he and his wife, "Bobbie", have three sons. His practice was in Faribault and he served in eye clinics as a volunteer in three countries-Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and India. He enjoys being a step on guide for the city of Faribault and can be found searching fields for Indian artifacts.
Cannon Valley Roundtable Meetings This Past Year (2015-16):
October 15, Rep. Dean Erdahl: Three Paths to Glory, the 2nd and 5th Minnesota Regiments and the 1st Tennessee in the first years of the Civil War
November 19, George Romano: How Christmas Won the Civil War
December 17, Civil War Potluck dinner, 6 pm at the Pettigrews, Waseca
January 21, Richard Resseman: Robert Smalls,former slave, Union Captain, member of United States Congress
February 18, Denis Warta of New Ulm speaks on Oddities of the Civil War
March 17, Martin (Stoney) Stonecipher of Cottage Grove: Free Blacks Owning Slaves. About twenty-five years ago Stoney and his wife were driving in the backroads of Louisiana when they came upon an old building. Barely legible were the words ‘Cotton and Slaves For Sale’. That is where his interest in slavery and the Civil War began. Join us -- and bring a friend!
April 21, Karl Fredrickson: Midnight to Dawn: Lincoln, the Civil War and the End of Slavery in America. Should Lincoln really get credit for emancipating the slaves? We will look at different sides of this controversy.
May 19, Historian Steve Chicone will present his work on Union and other Officers Buried at Fort Snelling.
June 16, 11th Annual Potluck Picnic -- rain or shine -- at Fort Ahlman, 3 miles north of Morristown. There will be demonstrations and firing with Black Powder for all wanting to shoot pistols or rifles.
For further information call DAN Peterson at 507 459 3140 or email at dnl1.peterson@ gmail.com
“Men who have stood by each other in times of danger, men who endured the hardships of the Confederate war together, men who have marched, eaten, slept, laughed, sung, cried and in fact soldiered together all through the war are now separating perhaps for life – never to see each other again.” Capt. Samuel T. Foster of Granbury's Texas brigade, returning home after the surrender in Durham, North Carolina, April 1865