December 2013: COCWRT does not meet.
January 8th: Discussion Month. Topic to be announced
February 12th: RT member Zach Fry will speak on the 59th NY Infantry, which contained many Ohio guys.
March 12th: Harry Smeltzer — “McDowell’s plan for Bull Run: Brilliant, Sound, or Something Less.”
April 9th: Scott Mingus — “Extra Billy Smith,” subject of his latest book.
May 14th: Mike Weaver — “Col. Thomas Worthington of the 46th OVI.”
June 11th: Roger Pickenpaugh: Mr. Pickenpaugh is a retired history teacher. His first Civil War book was Rescue by Rail (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1998), It told the story of the transfer of the 11th & 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to help relieve the siege of Chattanooga. His Civil War prison books, all published by the University of Alabama Press, are “Camp Chase and the Evolution of Union Prison policy,” “Captives in Blue,” and “Captives in Gray.” “Captives in Gray” received the James I. Robertson Prize, presented by the Central New Jersey CWRT. Pickenpaugh lives with his wife and co-researcher, Marion, in Caldwell, Ohio.
July 9th: RT member Jamie Ryan — “Dan Butterfield.”
August 13th: Chris Kolakowski, Patton Museum — “Perryville.”
September 10th: Greg Mertz, NPS historian — “Spotsylvania.”
October 8th: Earl Hess, CW author — Topic to be announced.
November 12th: Patrick Schroeder, Historian Appamattox Court House NHP — Topic to be announced.
December COCWRT does not meet. Merry Christmas.