Civil War Round Table meets March 11

Mar 01, 2013

The Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table March meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 11, back at the Justice Center in Sylva.

Kathleen Logothetis' presentation will be on Gen. Dan Sickles and his actions at Chancelorsville, and then Gettysburg. She will look at the cause and effect of The Battle of Chancellorsville on the Battle of Gettysburg two months later, with regard to the performance of Gen. Sickles.

Logothetis' appreciation of Civil War history began, as it has for so many, with a visit to Gettysburg.  At the age of 13, she was awed with the battle as an event and  fascinated by the stories of the individual soldiers and civilians. Although Logothetis has no ancestors who served in the Civil War, she developed a special bond with the "Orange Blossom Regiment," the 124th New York from her hometown of Goshen, New York, who honored it with a town center monument.

Logothetis earned a B.A. in history from Siena College and a M.A. in history from West Virginia University in Morgantown, and is presently working on her PhD at WVU.  She is studying and researching the Civil War soldier's experience as it regards suicide.

Logothetis is the third in a series of presenters that are members of the Emerging Civil War Bloggers.  She follows Chris Mackowski (August 2012 speaker) and Kris White (November speaker).

All are invited to join the WNCCWRT members for dinner with the speaker at 5 p.m .at Bogart's in Sylva. This will be followed with a social time at 6:30 p.m. in the Jury Room (#20) at the Justice Center in Sylva, with the presentation on Sickles at 7 p.m. in the same room.

For questions please call Chris Behre at 293-9314 or Chuck Beemer at 456-4212.